You’ve just been involved in an auto accident. Now, what should you do?
- Safety first. Make sure you are safe and that other traffic isn’t a threat. After an accident, disabled vehicles are often hit again by other moving traffic vehicles. Take precautionary steps to keep a bad situation from becoming worse.
- Call the police. It is extremely important that the facts of the accident are documented by law enforcement. The person who hit you may admit fault at the scene, but their story can change. Sometimes a person who hit you may try to persuade you to not call the police. Don’t listen to them and call the police. When the police arrive, make sure you clearly explain what happened and let them know if you are injured.
- If you are able and it is safe to do so, take pictures of the vehicles to document their position and damage.
- If you are able, document the names and contact information of any witnesses.
- Make sure you have the other drivers’ insurance information, their name, and their address.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you are experiencing pain after the accident, get checked out as soon as possible. First, you need to make sure you are haven’t suffered any injury that is an immediate danger to you. Next, any delay in obtaining treatment will be used by the insurance company to argue that you weren’t really hurt.
- Finally, call Ryan C. Scott, The Closer, as soon as possible to schedule your free strategy session and get your case moving the right way from the start.