An auto accident is a traumatic experience, especially if you or your passengers are injured. While it is natural to feel unnerved or disoriented after an auto accident, the following steps will help reduce stress and prevent costly mistakes during those critical post-accident moments.Do You Have a Case?
Check on everyone involved in the auto accident, including drivers, passengers and pedestrians. If anyone appears to be injured, call 911 to request emergency medical help immediately.
Stop your vehicle and move safely out of the line of traffic if possible. Turn on your hazard lights and use flares or similar emergency items if needed for safety. Remain near the scene of the crash. If your car isn’t drivable, call for roadside assistance.
Do this while all of the vehicles involved are still on the scene, and make sure to get a police report.
Obtain as much information as you can, including:
Use your phone to take photos of the scene; including pictures of your car and any other cars involved in the crash, license plates, street view, and signage. This will save you from having to rely on memory to recall the location and circumstances of the crash. It may also help in determining or disproving fault.
“You may not be thinking clearly right after an auto accident,” said Mark Bernstein of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. “That’s why it is important to call us immediately before you sign any papers. Our experienced auto accident injury lawyers will help you through the aftermath of the crash and do what it takes to win the compensation you deserve.”
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