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Auto Accidents

Auto injury accidents happen every day, but most people don’t know what to do when it happens. Your Oakdale auto injury attorney, J. Craig Jones, PLC, can help you in this troubling time. Be knowledgeable by reading our helpful hints on what to do, and what not to do, when you or a loved one has gotten into an auto accident.

We can offer valuable and necessary legal advice, assist you with your claim and protect your rights.

  • Never drive away from the scene of a car wreck
    Even a minor fender bender can cause damage and injury so be sure to stay at the scene of the automobile accident and follow the steps provided below.
  • Call the police
    Always call the police.  A police officer will be able to gather all the necessary information from parties involved to properly document the facts of the car accident.  By involving the police, you are creating an official record of what has transpired and determine fault. Be sure to provide the necessary and accurate information to the police and refrain from making any additional statements until you consult attorney J. Craig Jones.
  • Gather information
    While the police will gather information from all parties involved, be sure to gather information for your own records as well. Be sure to include the following:

    • Names and contact information for all parties involved in the car accident (e.g. telephone numbers, address, email address)
    • Drivers license and license plate numbers for all parties involved
    • Names and contact information from any witnesses to the auto accident
    • If you have a camera handy or a camera on your cell phone, take pictures of the vehicles involved and the scene of the accident.
  • See a doctor
    If you are hurting, we recommend consulting with a licensed medical practitioner to properly document any injuries sustained as a result of your wreck.  Relatively minor accidents can result in severe injuries, requiring hospitalization, doctors’ visits, physical therapy and even surgery leaving you with significant medical costs. It is important for you to consult a personal injury attorney like J. Craig Jones to ensure that you are protecting your rights with regards to these medical expenses.
    Injuries often associated with low-impact, rear-end, roll-over and head-on collision car accidents include whip lash, strains, sprains and bruises.   In some cases, severe internal injuries may occur.
  • Determining who is at fault
  • Even though you have followed all of the advice listed above, turning to an experienced accident attorney like J. Craig Jones, who knows personal injury law, is key.  Contact J. Craig Jones immediately to determine if you have a case and what your next steps should be.  If you don’t act fast, you run the risk of evidence being lost, witnesses disappearing and potentially receiving less compensation for your injuries.

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