What to Do After a Car Accident

man on phone after a car crash

After an accident occurs, many people are unsure of what to do next. This problem can become much more complex if vehicle occupants have been injured or if there are significant property damages as a results of the collision.

Have you or a loved one been involved in a collision and need the guidance of a reputable law firm to help explain your options in simple terms?

At the law offices of Simien & Simien, our car accident lawyers have deep sympathy for all accident victims, and want to help you. Our legal team has developed a list of actions accident victims should take following a collision.

If you have any questions regarding what to do after a car accident, or have been injured in an accident, do not hesitate to call us at (800) 374-8422 today. After reviewing the details of your claim, we can help to explore the choices that are available to you and if required, guide you safely through the personal injury compensation claim process.

Alternatively, contact us online by completing the simple Free Case Evaluation form to the right.

Steps To Take Following a Car Accident

woman leaning against carA car accident may occur in the blink of an eye, and in that split second it can cause that person’s life to change entirely.

Fortunately, there are steps a person can take after an accident to avoid further hardship once the scene has been cleared and everybody has left.

The following includes some simple steps to take following a traffic collision which can also help accident victims to keep calm and relaxed, knowing that they have a plan of action in place:

  • Check for injuries
  • Call 9-1-1 to report injuries
  • Report collision to the police
  • Take pictures and videos of the scene
  • Write down all information leading to the collision
  • Move your vehicle to a safe location
  • Exchange driver information
  • Exchange witness information
  • Never admit fault or blame accident on anyone
  • Never speak with anyone other than police regarding the accident
  • Provide accurate police report and obtain copy of the report
  • Obtain medical attention following the accident
  • Notify your insurance agency of accident
  • Contact an experienced car accident attorney

It is essential to preserve a thorough record and notes following an car accident for future referral. This information may be used by a lawyer to establish a strong case against a negligent person or entity that caused the accident.

It is also necessary not to sign any documents after the accident without speaking with an attorney, as this information could be used as counteraction in the court of law.

Need More Help? Contact Our Car Accident Attorneys Today

call operatorThe attorneys at Simien & Simien have been working with auto accident victims for over 25 years, and have recovered millions in losses and damages for our clients.

Each of our lawyers has a thorough understanding of the actions that must be taken following an accident, and is prepared to stand up against the negligent drivers of Louisiana and Texas on your behalf.

Licensed in both Texas and Louisiana, our law firm is able to provide personal injury services in each of these states.Some locations our attorneys are able to serve include:

  • Alexandria
  • Baton Rouge
  • Beaumont
  • Donaldsonville
  • Eunice
  • Houma/Thibodeaux
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Monroe
  • New Orleans
  • Opelousas
  • Sulphur
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Shreveport


To learn more, we urge you to call (800) 374-8422 or complete the Free Case Evaluation form located at the top of this page.

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If you are looking for a law firm that has knowledge and experience, you will find it with Simien & Simien, LLC.

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