How To Describe a Car Accident in Atlanta

car accident-describe

Describing a car accident is undoubtedly the last thing on the minds of many accident victims. They’re often still grappling with the suddenness of the collision. In addition, victims may have physical and property injuries to deal with. Therefore, it’s understandable that they don’t care about noting the accident’s relevant details.

However, if you ever survive a crash, you’ll have to describe the experience. Consequently, it’ll be best to know how to narrate the events. Furthermore, an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you. This way, you don’t say something that can adversely affect your compensation claim.

How Do I Describe a Car Accident? 

After a car crash, many people will ask you to narrate this terrible event. These would include the police, insurance companies, the fault party’s lawyer, and yours. Therefore, knowing what and what not to say is paramount.

Moreover, it would be best if you didn’t speak to the other parties without your lawyer. They may twist or use your description during the claims process. So, below are tips for accurately describing your car accident.

Narrate How the Accident Happened

This is the first step in describing every crash. First, you’ll have to explain how you remember the accident happening. At this stage, it’ll be best to state only the basic details of the crash. Furthermore, try being objective and quiet as you talk. Trying to indict the other driver in your narration may make it appear like you have something to hide.

Instead, it’ll be best to let the listener judge the responsibility after listening to you. Relevant information at this point would include:

  • Time and date of the crash
  • Where you were hit from (whether it was a rear-end or side collision)
  • What side of the road you were driving on
  • Other vehicle passengers and your destination
  • Whatever you saw, heard, or felt before, during, and after the accident

Describe Your Injuries and Their Effects

Next, you need to describe the injuries you sustained from the crash. Some will be obvious, like cuts and bruises. However, you’ll only know about some other wounds after a medical examination. That’s why seeing a doctor after a crash is crucial. However, if your doctor misses any injury while treating you, remind them. A reminder will ensure that the wound shows up on your medical records.

Moreover, it’s vital to explain the effects of your injuries on you. For instance, you may suffer excruciating pain, anxiety, humiliation, lack of sleep, eyesight issues, etc. therefore, it’ll be best to narrate all these effects. This is because they’ll go a long way in determining the kind of damages you can recover in a personal injury lawsuit.

Describe Your Other Losses

There are other losses from a car accident. For instance, you may lose personal properties and cash on you. Therefore, you’ll need to describe such losses too. Furthermore, after the crash, you may make some out-of-pocket expenses. These may include medical bills, vehicle repair bills, extra transportation costs, etc. You’ll do well to narrate these other losses too.

In addition, you have to reserve all the receipts you get for these expenses. This is because you have to specifically prove that you spent the amount you want to recover from the fault party. Finally, the accident may make you miss necessary appointments, events, meetings, and social gatherings. These also fall under the collision’s effects that you should describe.

Keeping an Accident Diary

Indeed, there’s a lot to describe after a car accident. However, remembering all these details may be challenging, especially if you don’t file a claim immediately. The longer you wait, the less reliable your memory becomes. Therefore, it’ll be best to keep an accident diary.

Here, you can record and track the relevant details above. So, whenever you need to describe the crash, the interested party can just read through your diary. This way, you can maintain consistency in your accident narration.

Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Want To Help You!

If you’ve been in a car accident in Atlanta, you can recover damages for your losses. We mean that the fault party has to compensate you for their action’s consequences. First, however, you have to describe the crash to your car accident lawyer adequately. Insufficient or improperly explained crash data is bad for your case.

At The Weinstein Firm, our lawyers have handled multiple vehicle collision claims. We’ve also learned how to deal with various clients. So, we can help you adequately describe your accident. Consequently, we’ll get you the maximum compensation for your losses. Therefore, it’ll be best to call us today for a FREE consultation on your car crash claim.

Latest Posts

Elderly Driver Accidents: Safety Concerns and Legal Considerations
Car Accidents in Bad Weather: Liability and Insurance Issues
Car Accidents in Construction Zones: Understanding Liability and Compensation
What Happens When Bus Company Negligence Leads to an Accident?
Get the compensation
you deserve $$$

Local Auto Accidents

  • Atlanta
  • Conyers
  • Decatur
  • Kennesaw
  • Lawrenceville
  • Morrow
  • Watkinsville

Atlanta traffic: All lanes blocked on I 85 South Gwinnett County  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Driver killed in wreck involving garbage truck in Stonecrest  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

16-Year-Old Boy Becomes 5th Student from Georgia High School to Die in Crash This School Year  PEOPLE [...]

I 20 traffic Atlanta crash before I 285 lanes closed | 11alive.com  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

16-year-old killed in overnight DeKalb County crash identified by high school  Atlanta News First [...]

16-year-old student dies in crash, marking Lakeside High's fifth traffic fatality this school year  Decaturish.com [...]

3 Dead In Fiery South Fulton Crash Involving Slingshot: Reports  Patch [...]

2 killed in multi-car crash in DeKalb County  WSB Atlanta [...]

Police allege that Lakeside High student was driving under influence before fatal crash  Atlanta News First [...]

Police allege that Lakeside High student was driving under influence before fatal crash  Decaturish.com [...]

Two pickups crash killing woman and injuring four other people  Online Athens [...]

Watkinsville man killed following truck crash on Commerce Road  Online Athens [...]

Gofundme page set to help family of Watkinsville man killed in crash  Online Athens [...]

Barrow Co. firefighter and son critically injured when their car collides with dump truck  Classic City News [...]

Grandfather killed, 2 grandsons seriously injured in crash on way home from Ga. water park  WSB Atlanta [...]

Mastering Insurance Claims After a Car Accident in Louisiana  EIN News [...]

Clayton County: Stolen ambulance chase leads to crash near Tara Boulevard, Dixon Road  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Four killed after wrong-way driver crashes into car on Morrow County highway  NBC4 WCMH-TV [...]

Cristal Galloso Olvera, Ivonne Olvera die in Morrow County car crash  The Legal Advocate [...]

Teenage car break-in suspect in Gwinnett County struck by vehicle  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash on Macland Road in Cobb County  Cobb County Courier [...]

5 people injured during crash on Cobb Parkway Sunday night  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

5 injured, including 10-year-old, in Cobb County crash, police say  WSB Atlanta [...]

I 75 North traffic near Kennesaw slowed vehicle fire  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

19-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash; speed likely a factor, Cobb County police say  WSB Atlanta [...]

4 Dead, At Least 3 Injured In 2 Gwinnett Co. Crashes  Patch [...]

Car Crash In Peachtree Corners Leaves 3 Dead, 3 Injured  Gwinnettdailypost.com [...]

1 driver fighting for life after Grayson Highway wreck shut down roadway for hours  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Driver hospitalized with serious injuries in multi-vehicle crash in Lawrenceville, police say  Atlanta News First [...]

Crash on State Route 20 in Lawrenceville  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Georgia in 2024?  ValuePenguin [...]

I 20 traffic Atlanta crash before I 285 lanes closed | 11alive.com  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Conyers police officer released from hospital after being injured during chase  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Conyers officer discharged from hospital after injury in chase, crash, police say  WSB Atlanta [...]

Cobb I-20 E Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Kills Conyers Man  Patch [...]

Free Case Review
Weinstein law firm logo
Let's get started with your FREE consultation