Sometimes, no matter how careful we are when we drive, accidents do happen. In fact, most people will be involved in some type of car accident at least once in their lifetimes. And, when a car accident does happen, it’s important to know what to do – from a legal standpoint. Here, we’ve outlined some crucial advice for what to do in the aftermath of a car accident:
- Do call the cops. When you’ve been in an accident, the first thing that you should do is call the proper authorities – in this case, the police. This is because law enforcement officers can create a record of what happened, and provide any necessary assistance. Do NOT agree to hold off on calling the cops; if you do this, you’re basically letting any insurance companies off the hook in terms of paying you. Insurance companies need to see a proper accident report before they can start the claims process.
- Don’t leave the scene. If you leave the scene of the accident, this can be grounds for prosecution – for a hit and run. No matter what has happened, your best option is to always stay put after an accident has occurred.
- Do gather as much information as possible. You should always gather as much information as possible from the other person(s) involved – their insurance information, personal info, driver’s license number, etc. This info will come in handy if you decide to pursue a claim with your insurance company, or if the case is taken to court, for some reason.
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Do you have questions about personal injury lawsuits? If so, please feel free to contact Lucé Evans Law at (972) 632-1300 with your questions or concerns. We’re always happy to offer our assistance, and we look forward to speaking with you soon. Get in touch with us at your convenience!