What to Do After a Car Accident
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Immediately after a car accident, you will probably be in shock. This is a normal human reaction whenever there is a traumatic event.
If you were wondering what to do after a car accident, the first thing is to make sure that you, everyone else in the car, and the driver and passengers of the other vehicle are all physically okay. Depending on the level of impact, you, the other driver, or the passengers could be injured and in need of immediate medical attention.
The next thing to do after you have been in a car accident is to dial 911 and get in touch with the police. The 911 dispatcher will send an ambulance if anyone needs medical attention. The dispatcher will also send the police to come and investigate the causes of the car accident and to file an accident report.
Ensuring that the proper authorities are on hand will help you in the long term, especially if there’s a personal injury lawsuit down the road. Once the police are on the scene, they will make a full police report of all that they observe, any witness testimony, and any other circumstances surrounding the accident. This document can help you in a court case, especially when determining the comparative negligence of the other driver.
Once you have been checked out by medical personnel and spoken with the police, you will want to document everything surrounding the car accident and the circumstances under which it occurred. There are three specific things you should do:
You deserve financial compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Remember our advice for what to do after a car accident, and then be sure to contact a qualified attorney to help.
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