In the midst of the current concerns regarding the coronavirus, we want our clients to know that the Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A. office is open for business, but we are restricting visitors from coming to our offices.
Appointments are being handled over the telephone or through facetime and other means of communications.
The attorneys and staff are taking all necessary precautions to keep our employees healthy and physically distanced from each other. As far as we know, none of our employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
We encourage clients to continue to call or email our attorneys. If a call goes to the attorney’s voice mail, the attorney will receive an email of that call. Thus, all calls will be able to be returned to you, but please be patient in waiting for the return call.
We will update you as things change, but in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
Take care and be safe. Thank you.

Steps to take after a car accident

Dayton residents are usually safe and courteous drivers. Unfortunately, accidents still happen, especially these days when cell phones are becoming major distractions. If a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, there are steps they should be taking following the accident.

After a car accident occurs, there may be serious injuries. The most important thing to do is stay at the scene. If a driver leaves the scene, they could face hit-and-run charges. Next, a victim should check on everyone involved in the crash. If there are injuries, it is important to call for medical help immediately.

Police should be called if there is property damage. When the police arrive, be sure to get their names and badge numbers. Those involved in the accident should then exchange information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, drivers license numbers, and insurance information. If there were witnesses, getting their information can be helpful as well. Pictures of the accident scene and damage to cars should be documented. If a person suffered an injury, medical care should be documented as a way to keep track of medical expenses incurred.

If a person has been involved in a car accident, it is understandable to be stressed and upset. Car accidents are unexpected events that often have many expenses involved. An attorney can help their client figure out what happened to cause the car accident. They can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report, and get answers for their client. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.