What To Do After A Crash
If you were in a crash
It is important to take precautions and avoid unnecessary risks while driving. Protect yourself and your loved ones from suffering due to an accident as best you can.
Unfortunately, even the most skilled and careful drivers are at risk of being involved in an accident. If you or a loved on have been involved in a crash, make sure you protect yourself both before and after a crash.
The steps you take immediately following an accident can affect your ability to receive fair compensation for your injuries.
First, check to see if anyone has been hurt. If someone has suffered an injury, contact the authorities and ask for medical attention.
If possible, you should also:
Collect contact information from the other drivers involved and from anyone who may have witnessed the accident.
Take photos of the vehicles, the crash site and your injuries.
Get your account in the police report.
Do not admit fault for the crash to the other driver or to the authorities.
Write down everything you remember about the crash as soon as possible before you begin to forget details.
Seek medical attention that same day to get the help you need, document your injuries and increase your chances of having a full recovery.
Research your legal options to ensure that your rights are protected.