What to Do After a Car Accident

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car wreckCar accidents can be an emotional experience and emotions can cloud your judgment. When you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to remain calm and do your best to think clearly. Here are a few tips for what to do after a car accident.

  1. Check for injuries. Your first priority after a car accident should always be your health and the health of any passengers in your vehicle.  If necessary, call 911 and request medical assistance.  Even if your injuries do not require emergency medical treatment, don’t fail to seek out treatment as soon as possible. For more information on seeking treatment after a car accident, see Part 1 and Part 2 of our blog post on the topic.
  2. Report the accident to authorities. When the police arrive, do your best to calmly discuss accident details with them. Remember, the officer will gather information for a report.  Be sure to explain how the accident occurred and if the other driver was at fault, make sure to point out why.  Any details that you can provide about the other driver will be important. Make sure to mention if you noticed that they appeared to be distracted by their phone or another device.
  3. Gather information. While you are waiting on the authorities to arrive, begin to gather details. Take some time to carefully look at your vehicle and others that may have been involved in the accident. Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and be sure to capture pictures of the whole scene if possible.

Do You Need a Car Wreck Lawyer?

An experienced car wreck lawyer can walk you through the process and help protect your interests along the way. For more information on all the ways that a car wreck lawyer can help you, check out our blog post on the topic.  In a car accident case, a lawyer would normally only get paid a percentage of your settlement. You should not have to pay anything to a lawyer up front.

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