Injured in a Car Accident?

Serving Clients in Birmingham, Shelby County, and throughout Alabama

A car accident can leave you injured, in pain, emotionally distressed and facing questions about how to afford hospital bills and repairs. Although no one plans to be in a car accident, knowing what to do in the immediate aftermath of a car accident can help you remain calm and protect your rights in the event that you are involved in a collision.

If you or a loved one was hurt in a car accident that may have been caused by a negligent driver or motor vehicle defect, please call the Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates at 205-545-7475 for your free consultation. Following, our lawyers present some basic steps to follow if you or a family member is injured in a car accident:

  • Assess yourself and any passengers for injuries
  • Call 911 or local police and let them know if emergency medical responders are necessary
  • Consent to a medical evaluation, even if you do not have obvious signs of injuries
  • Cooperate with the police, answering their questions honestly but without admitting fault
  • Gather the names and contact information for other involved drivers, as well as information about the vehicles involved
  • Gather the names and contact information for any witnesses
  • Document as much as you can about your injuries and the circumstances of the accident, including photos or video if possible
  • Do not admit fault to insurance providers or sign insurance company offers without first consulting an attorney
  • Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates

Our attorneys have a proven record of success in car accident cases, and we know that insurance company settlement offers are often inadequate for the needs of accident victims. Our lawyers take the time to understand your unique needs so we can fight for fair compensation for you and your family.

If you were injured or a family member was killed in a car accident, please contact Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates for your personal consultation. We are proud to advocate for accident victims from the greater Birmingham area and throughout the state of Alabama.