It’s something no one has to experience but just about everyone will face at some point in their lives: a car accident. How accidents happens, where they occur and how serious they are can vary significantly. Regardless, it’s important to know what to do next once you’ve been involved in an automobile incident.
Perhaps the worst thing you can do following a car wreck is take off. You may think that if you are not hurt or if your car is in drivable condition that you can continue on your way. However, this can’t be further from the truth.
Call the Police
Even if the accident is seemingly minor, you need to contact the police. An officer of the law will help you fill out a police report, which you will then use to file an insurance claim. Never let the other party convince you that involving the police is not necessary.
Record What Happened
If you are physically able take photos of the scene and record as accurately and vividly as you can recall exactly how the accident took place. Don’t leave out any details. All of this can be used for your lawyer later to help prove your case.
Give the other party or parties your contact information. Require others involved to do the same for you.
Call Law Office of LaHood & Calfas, PLLC for more information about how to react after a car accident. Proper actions can save you time and hassle.