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What to Do Immediately Following an Auto Accident

Motor vehicle accidents happen when you least expect them, and it’s common to be shaken up after you’re involved in one. But it’s very important you remember these steps:

    • Check for Injuries
      • Determine if anyone involved needs medical attention as this is one of the first questions a dispatcher will ask.
    • Call the Police
      • This is necessary even if the accident is just a fender bender. A police officer will write a report that states the facts of the crash which will be helpful if an involved party tries to change their story at a later date.
    • Collect Contact Information
      • Ask the other involved parties and any witnesses for their contact information.
    • Photograph the Scene
      • It’s a good idea to take photographs of the scene before the cars are moved, especially if it was a front or side impact accident. Take pictures of the vehicles, skid marks (if there are any), and any debris such as broken glass. For those who don’t have a cell phone camera, keep a disposable camera in your glove compartment for such an emergency.
    • Seek Medical Care
      • If you’re injured, be sure to seek medical care as an injury can be more serious than it first appears. Though keep in mind that some injuries take a few days to present themselves.
    • Photograph Your Injuries
      • Take photographs of any visible injuries before they begin the healing process. These are often helpful when it comes time to work out a settlement with the other driver’s insurance company.

If you were injured in an auto accident, please contact us for a free consultation. We will work hard to get you the settlement you deserve if you have a case.

By | 2016-04-26T16:54:25+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments

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