By: Darrell Castle

You’re likely to be in a car accident.

Maybe you’ve already been in an accident. Or it could happen today, next week, next month, next year or years from now.


Car insurance industry estimates conclude that the average person will file a claim for a collision about once every 17.9 years. So, if you’ve never had a car accident, then you’re a pretty lucky driver.

You may think you’re the best driver in the world and you’d never be in an accident – you’re invincible!. But I want you to consider two things when that thought crosses your mind.

  1. How many times in your driving life can you look back to and say “wow, that was close.”
  2. You may not be a bad driver, but that doesn’t mean the driver to your left or right isn’t.

The fact is, car accidents are common. They’re especially common here in Memphis – a city where driving rules and the pedestrians and cyclists of the community are slowly trying to establish their presence, often met with resistance and dispute.

That makes preparation so important.

Do you know what to do if you’re in a car accident? Do you know what needs to happen at the scene of the wreck? Do you know what does NOT need to happen? Do you know all of the information that needs to be collected?

And what happens if you’re injured? What if it wasn’t your fault?

Luckily for you, I know how important car accident preparation is, which convinced me to create a Car Accident Checklist. I was so convinced of the importance of preparation that I made this checklist FREE for download here on my website. Everyone needs it and money won’t be a road block.

Please download, print and place that checklist in your car so you have a rundown of everything that needs to happen at the scene of an accident. You may think you know everything now – and you honestly may – but the shock and confusion caused by a car accident can jolt that knowledge. This checklist is a great reinforcement.

If you’re injured in a car accident and it wasn’t your fault, or you aren’t sure whose fault it was, contact an experienced car accident attorney immediately.

A car accident attorney will be able to investigate the details of the case and find who was at fault, whether you’re entitled to compensation and if so then how much.

Darrell Castle & Associates has handled car accident cases of all shapes and sizes in Memphis for decades, receiving multiple Client Distinction Awards from Martindale-Hubbel for client satisfaction along the way. You’re in good hands here.


Call (901) 327-1212 today for a FREE case evaluation. Or, you can fill out the contact form to the right to have someone from our office contact YOU about your accident.