Accidents are generally very traumatic, and you need to take care of yourself accordingly. It might be hard to think clearly after a car accident so here are some tips when you find yourself involved in one:
Check for Injuries
Check if you or your passengers sustained any injuries. Seek medical help at once no matter the extent or gravity of the situation. Also, consider that injuries are not immediately noticeable and you may not feel pain or soreness after the accident because the sudden surge of adrenaline and endorphins can conceal the pain. It is imperative that you pay attention to your symptoms whether they appear much later after the accident. Get swift treatment for your car accident injuries and get on the fast track to a full recovery.
Make Important and Accurate Notes
Document the exact location and time of the collision and how it occurred. Write down the description of the cars involved, as well as the year, make, model and color. You may want to take pictures of the accident scene and the extent of the damage. Exchange Information with the other Drivers – get the names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance companies, policy numbers, driver’s license numbers, and license plate numbers for the driver and the owner of each vehicle.
Call the Authorities
Accidents, in general, should be reported to the Police especially if the vehicles involved interfere with traffic. Do not leave the accident scene until they arrive to get your statement. Make sure that the information you provide is accurate, do not admit fault or debate over who is wrong or who is right. The Police will use the information gathered from all parties to determine the cause of the accident. The Police report is a very critical document as it helps expedite the insurance claim process.
Notify your insurance company for specific details and clarify your coverage, but don't accept a settlement offer immediately. Get an experienced lawyer who will direct you through making the report to your insurance company. It is important to discuss with your lawyer for instructions before you consider any settlement offer.
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