One of the largest cities in Alabama, Birmingham has many serious car accidents. If you have been involved in a collision with another driver, you need to act fast to protect your rights. First, call 911. The police dispatcher can notify the appropriate law enforcement agency, which will likely be the Birmingham Police Department or the Alabama Highway Patrol. They can investigate your accident and create an official car accident report.
Your health should be your top priority. If necessary, the 911 dispatcher can send an ambulance if you or anyone else has a serious or life-threatening injury. The ambulance can transport injury victims to UAB Hospital or another nearby medical facility. And even if you feel fine, make sure you have a doctor examine you. Many car accident injuries can be difficult to diagnose. Then, call a lawyer. The sooner you know your legal rights, the better.