It is a scary experience when you get in a car accident. Right after you are hit, make sure that you are not seriously injured. If you are, seek medical help right away or ask someone to call emergency services. If your car took the majority of the damage, there are some steps you should take to make sure are compensated under the law.
Hopefully before you got in the accident you were prepared with a few simple materials in your car to aid after a collision. Make sure if you don’t have these items, that you add them to your shopping list:
- Set of cones
- Warning triangles
- Emergency flares
- Informational card with any relevant medical information for you and your family
If there was another driver involved, make sure to get all their contact and insurance information. If you are unable to do so, ask an official on scene to get that information for you.
Even if you feel like you might have made an error, do not apologize to anyone involved.
Even if you feel like your injuries are minor, make sure to get checked out by a medical professional.
Call an Attorney
Once you are able, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. They will be able to let you know what to look out for, what information you need, and how to deal with your insurance company. You will want to talk to an attorney experienced in car accidents and one who is familiar with the local court.
If you follow these simple steps after an accident, getting you back on the road will be a lot easier. If you have been in a car accident, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us at (972) 632-1300 for your free consultation today.