What to do After a Car Accident in West Virginia

When you are involved in a car accident in West Virginia, the steps you take on the scene and in the days after can have a direct impact on your ability to collect compensation. The best way to be sure you are not waiving your rights is by discussing your case with a West Virginia car accident attorney as soon as possible.

If you have been involved in a car accident, please contact Hewitt & Salvatore, PLLC or call our Fayetteville office at (304) 574-0272 or our Beckley office at (304) 252-2207 to schedule a free consultation with one of our West Virginia car accident attorneys.

On the Scene of the Accident

On the scene of your West Virginia car accident you will want to:

Call 911 and cooperate with all emergency personnel
Get the name, license, insurance, and contact info of all involved drivers
Get the name and contact info of any witnesses
Take multiple pictures of the scene
If your injuries prohibit any of these actions, your West Virginia car accident attorney will gather as much as possible through an investigation.

Following Your Accident

After your accident you should:

  • Obtain a full physical examination
  • Contact your insurance company
  • Contact a West Virginia car accident attorney

It is important that you do not admit fault to anyone you speak to and that you do not accept an insurance settlement before you have discussed your case with an attorney.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced West Virginia car accident attorneys, please contact us today.