According to WREG News Channel 3’s tweet, the Shelby County Sheriff has implemented the Inclement Weather Policy. This means if you’re involved in a car accident and it’s not an emergency, simply exchange insurance information with the other individual and report the accident later.
Surely, this is due to a high volume of car accidents in Memphis this morning resulting from the winter storm.
It’s important to also note that more than 30,000 MLGW customers are without power. Many of these incidents are isolated and caused by downed trees and power lines which can also cause hazard on the road. So, be careful to avoid those accidents as well.
In general, if you have to be out on the roads today, be safe. Drive slow, break early and maintain a good distance in between yourself and other cars.
However, if you do find yourself in a car accident and you’re injured, seek medical attention first and foremost. After you’ve done that, if the accident wasn’t your fault, seek legal advice as you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, car damage, lost wages and more.
At Darrell Castle & Associates, we handled car accident cases in Memphis for over three decades and want to help you get the compensation you deserve.
We also urge you to keep our car accident checklist handy in your car in case you’re ever in an accident. It’s easy to forget the things you need to do at the scene of a wreck due to the shock and fear you may experience, but this checklist will help you keep track of the things like:
- what details to give the other driver
- what NOT to say
- how to gather additional evidence you may need
Stay safe out there, folks.