Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Car accidents are never pleasant, but the following information can help you to be aware of the things you should do after a car accident.
Stay Calm: Immediately following the accident, relax as much as you can and remain calm. If you are injured, get immediate medical attention. If possible take notes about your injuries. Check on all drivers and passengers who may be involved in the accident. If possible, move the vehicles out of traffic and clear the road.
Stay at The Scene and Gather Information: Stay at the scene and gather as much information as possible, including:
- Name, address and telephone number of the other driver
- Insurance company name and policy number of the other driver
- Witness statements and contact information
- Photographs of the scene
Call the Police: Calling the police and getting a police report is extremely helpful. This will help to prove the accident’s authenticity and hopefully help to prove the other driver’s liability.
Contact Your Own Insurance Company: Inform your own insurance company about the car accident. The benefit of proactively contacting your insurance company is that you will establish a good-faith effort in reporting the accident.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney to Evaluate Your Car Accident Claim: An attorney can help you decide what course of action to take and how to proceed with your personal injury claim.
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