Preparing for the Possibility of a Gwinnett County Car Accident


June 10, 2013

The last month has been strange for unusual types of accidents.  We recently wrote about the bridge collapse accident caused by a tractor-trailer that sent vehicles plummeting into the water below.  This bridge collapse accident, along with a horrific train crash only a few days later, illustrates that lightning can strike twice.  Two freight trains collided in Missouri causing at least eight rail cars to derail and damaging the supporting pillar of an overpass causing the overpass to collapse.  While no one died in the fiery train crash, seven people including two in vehicles that fell from the overpass suffered life-threatening injuries.

While these types of accidents may be freak occurrences, they demonstrate the unpredictable nature of motor vehicle accidents.  We genuinelly hope that you and your family are never hurt in an accident. Because a Gwinnett County car accident that results in devastating injury can happen at any time, it is imperative that motorists be prepared prior to being involved in a collision.  We have provided suggested precautions to take prior to being involved in a motor vehicle accident in Gwinnett County:

Carry Insurance Information: A driver’s medical insurance and health insurance is critical information following a collision.  Drivers should always carry their medical card and auto insurance information in the event that a collision occurs.  Another document you may want to keep with you is a power of attorney or other documentation that indicates an emergency contact number for someone who is authorized to make medical decisions for you if you are incapacitated.

Materials for Gathering Evidence: Drivers should have a notebook and disposable camera (or use the camera in your smart phone) to preserve critical evidence in the wake of a Gwinnett County car accident.  The notebook can be used to write down impressions of what happened at the time of the collision including the negligent conduct by the other driver that caused the collision.  It can also be used to write down the names and contact information for witnesses.  The camera may be used to take pictures of your injuries, vehicle damage, position of the vehicles and the surrounding area.

Confirm UM/UIM Coverage: There are a substantial number of drivers that are uninsured or that carry only the minimum coverage.  If you are involved in a collision with either type of driver, uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage can provide for medical costs and other damages.  We strongly urge everyone to make sure you have UM/UIM coverage, and to increase the amount of your UM/UIM coverage to ensure that you receive adequate compensation if you are involved in a Gwinnett County auto accident.

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The GA auto accident victims lawyers at Montlick and Associates are available to provide effective legal representation to victims of auto, truck, motorcycle, bus and other vehicle accidents throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

For over 30 years, the experienced Personal Injury Lawyers from Montlick & Associates have been helping families in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. In addition to its goal of being the best personal injury law firm in Georgia, Montlick & Associates is also dedicated to giving back to the community through the firm's extensive public service programs, which have received extensive public recognition. 

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Category: Auto Accidents

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