Top 10 things to do after being in an accident

If you have recently been in a car accident, I understand you are likely concerned as to what will happen. Automobile accidents can have tramautic effects on people. Here is my guide to the top 10 things you should do right after being involved in a car crash.

  1. Try to remain calm and deal with the immediate situation.

  2. If you are injured, stay in your car or vehicle – unless it would be dangrous.

  3. Call the police and get evaluated for any medical conditions.

  4. Tell the police about the accident and make an official report.

  5. Record all witnesses’ names, addresses and phone numbers.

  6. Take pictures (preferably before moving any cars).

  7. If you are injured, insist on being transported to a hospital in an ambulance.

  8. In all instances, obtain medial treatment immediately. Tell medical personnel about everything that you feel may be physically wrong.

  9. Refrain from taking legal referrals at hospitals.

  10. Do not talk to insurance reps until you contact a lawyer.

After the crash, it is probably best to contact a lawyer to see about getting you the compensation your deserve. It is better to do this sooner than later as some evidence may be lost. An experienced car accident attorney knows what to look for and will help preserve the evidence to the best extent possible. Give us a call to discuss your case.