R1-What you need to know after a Car Accident
- André Rembert
- Auto Accidents
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After being involved in a car accident, it may be difficult to think clearly about what you need to do next. In this article, we are going to list a couple of things a person needs to do after an automobile accident.
The first thing to do is remain calm as this will help you think more clearly Make sure everyone in your vehicle is alright, and no one has been injured. If anyone is hurt or unresponsive, immediately call 911. If everyone is okay and your car is capable of driving, try to get it out of the way of the other drivers, so there are no more accidents, pullover to the side of the roadway, and turn on your emergency lights. Turning on the emergency lights will help alert other drivers of an accident. Then contact the authorities.
After everyone involved in the incident has been moved to a safer location, it's essential to exchange information. Do not admit fault even apologizing can be seen as an admission of guilt. Also, try not to commit to anything that may be used against you later on. Document the other driver's address, name, car registration, and insurance information. If they do not own the vehicle, then find out what the name of the owner of the car is. Document the date and time of the automobile accident and be as detailed as possible. Write down the traffic conditions and weather as this may be used as evidence. Also, list the make and model and color of the other vehicle and, if possible, take photos of the incident.
Remember to call your insurance company as soon as you can, even if you do not intend to file a claim. Many insurance agencies have time limits on their policies.
It's a good idea to go to your doctor to be checked as soon as possible to make sure there are no injuries. Even if you do not think you have been injured, it can be hard to tell since the shock from the crash can dull your senses, and sometimes a person can be injured internally and not be aware of it, so having a thorough examination is important.
Also, contacting a lawyer can be very crucial and can help ensure that everything is taken care of even if the other person says they do not want to file a claim or that they are unharmed. People can change their minds or, as stated before, realize later on that they have been injured. In situations like this having a Law Firm such as The Rembert Law Firm represent you may aid in getting you the best outcome possible.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a wreck, call the Rembert Law Firm today.