Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?

June 11, 2018

Auto accidents are serious matters that can cause permanent disabilities, grave potential for death, and long-term financial frustration. In most cases, drivers and occupants are rarely able to brace themselves before a crash happens.

After an accident occurs, people often shake with pain, grief, and emotion, but lack the right plan for response.

Immediately following medical attention, claims, and accident reports, legal representation should be pursued especially if you or a loved one endure an injury.

Even though many vehicles are being manufactured with better safety features, there is no true prevention for car accidents.

In the unfortunate case of a car accident, you’ll need to hire the right attorney to obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. Your attorney needs to be able to:

  • Create an effective action plan.
  • Handle any type of auto accident.
  • Obtain the Police Reports you need.

Fortunately, the experienced and dedicated auto accident attorneys at the Law Office of Donna Frayne can help you tackle this all.

Creating a Response Plan

Car accidents are devastating and can often leave people emotionally and physically impaired. Many accidents occur at times when we are least expecting them, which leaves us unsure what to do during or after the crash (especially when the accident isn’t your fault).

If you don’t know what to do after a car accident, it’s crucial that you follow  this procedure:

  1. Stop (then move to safety if you can)
  2. Check Injuries and well-being for everyone involved
  3. Call 911
  4. Receive necessary medical attention
  5. Make a report to the police upon their arrival
  6. Document the scene and all damages
  7. Exchange contact and insurance information
  8. Contact your insurance agent
  9. Make your accident claim
  10. Hire an attorney to protect your rights

Handling Auto Accidents

There are several variations of auto accidents that occur at the expense of drunk drivers, texting, faulty parts, or any other type of negligent action.

It doesn’t matter how big or small the crash is, your accident lawyer must always handle your case with pinpoint accuracy and immense care. Whether it’s a fender bender, motorcycle crash, truck collision, or beyond – all auto accidents must be treated seriously.

With over 25 years of expertise, Donna is continually devoted to protecting those suffering due to a car accident.  

Obtaining Police Reports

Following a collision, the Police will file a report based on their investigation of the accident scene. This report is a critical document that will contain full details that pertain to the accident including examined damages, injuries, and witness statements.

Having access to this police report is vital especially if you are pursuing a settlement or full coverage support. For a small fee, you can usually obtain a copy of the police report from the DMV but it may be difficult to secure without legal representation. A traffic attorney will help you get a hold of this police report with greater ease.


If you or someone you know has been injured or affected by a car accident, then set up free consultation with Donna Frayne – Missouri’s top personal injury lawyer.