If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you’re not alone. Thousands of people are involved in automobile accidents every day. Do you know what to do in the aftermath of a collision or fender bender? Here are four quick tips to help you prevent further injury, reduce costs, and protect yourself.
- Contact Law Enforcement Immediately
Police officers provide immediate assistance and will prepare a report of the accident that includes information about who, if anyone, may be at fault for the accident. This report is important as it may later be used as evidence.
- Seek Medical Attention Promptly
Some injuries resulting from a car accident, like spinal disc damage, internal bleeding, or even brain injuries may not be readily apparent, so though you may not be in excruciating pain, it’s vitally important that a doctor examine you as soon as possible. This exam does more than protect your health; it also protects your rights.
- Gather Names, Photos & Information
Get the name, address, and insurance information of the drivers and owners of any other vehicles involved in the accident, as well as any witnesses who may have seen what happened. They may be helpful to your case later. Take photographs of the scene of the accident, including the damage to your vehicle and any others involved in the accident.
- Contact An Experienced Attorney ASAP
A car accident can leave you hurt, confused, and unsure of what to do next. An experienced attorney will help you navigate the complex web of insurance, medical bills, and evidence gathering, so you can heal and rest assured that your rights are protected. Remember, we’re here to help. Contact us for a free consultation.