Checklist For A Car Accident

Getting in a car accident can be frightening. Even when no one is seriously injured, the jolt of the accident can put your nerves on edge, give you an adrenaline rush, and even put you into shock. When this happens, it can be hard to remember what to do at the scene of an accident. But if you end up having to hire a personal injury or car accident lawyer to help you get compensation from the accident, you’ll want to make sure you have as much information as possible.

As soon as the accident happens, you should put on your emergency flashers so that other drivers know that they should go around you. Immediately afterward check to make sure that no one is seriously injured. Call for medical help if anyone is in trouble. Even if no one is injured you should immediately call the police. The best way to protect yourself in an accident is to make sure the police arrive and file a police report, which can be helpful information in insurance claims and lawsuits. The police will also assist with exchanging driver information. If you have a camera on your phone, take pictures of the accident. If it’s safe to do so, move your vehicles to the side of the road. If the police haven’t already had you do it, make sure to exchange information with the other driver including name, phone number, address, and insurance information. If you can, immediately write down all the details about the accident that you can remember. This information can be vital if a lawsuit is necessary.