Next Steps After a Car Accident — What Should I Do?

The scenario: you have been involved in a rear-end collision. Your vehicle is damaged, and you suspect that you have minor injuries — but you are unsure of what steps you need to take.

This and other scenarios involving car accidents occur every single day. Most people do not realize that the next steps after a car accident are critical. At Bredell & Bredell, we want you to be aware of what should happen after an accident before you contact our firm. We are here to help you. Since 1984, our attorneys have advocated for people who have been injured in car accidents. We have offices located in Jackson and Ypsilanti, and we serve clients throughout the state of Michigan.

What to Do After You've Been in a Car Crash

After a car accident, make certain you follow these steps:

  1. Seek medical treatment, even if your injuries are seemingly minor.

  2. Contact the police.

  3. Gather the names and cellphone numbers of witnesses. Take pictures and video of the accident scene (if possible).

  4. Contact a lawyer at Bredell & Bredell.

It is important to remember that the insurance company will not be on your side. Soon after the accident, an adjuster will approach you and offer you a settlement. Even if the settlement seems appropriate, you should have your lawyer review it. It is highly likely that you are being offered much less than what your claim is worth. When you are represented by Bredell & Bredell, we will make certain you are fairly compensated for your injuries.

Serving Jackson, Ypsilanti, Grand Rapids and Flint — Car Accident Lawyers

Since we handle cases on a contingency fee basis, we do not collect attorneys' fees unless we obtain a monetary recovery for you. Contact us online or call us today at 866-586-8164 to learn more during a free, no-risk consultation. If your injury prevents you from traveling, we can visit you at home or at your hospital. Flexible appointment times are also available.