If you are still at the scene of the accident, of course your health takes precedence. Get medical attention as soon as you can if you need it.
If you are in a situation where you are not so severely injured after an accident (car crash, truck accident, slip and fall, etc.), and you can speak with other parties involved, you need to get their contact and insurance information.
Get as much information as you can. If it’s a car wreck, call the police (or have somebody call them for you). Talk to a police officer and give them your information and answer any questions that they have.
Beyond that, if it’s a broader question, focus on your injury and get medical treatment by simply following all of your doctor’s orders. At the appropriate time when you are medically able, contact an attorney to advise you of your legal rights.
If you have more questions concerning your actions following an accident in Tennessee, contact the Knoxville personal injury attorneys at Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC today for guidance.