Do you know the 5 Things To Do When You’re In An Accident?
An auto collision can be a scary event. You may be panicked or distressed as the result of damaging your vehicle or due to any injuries that you may have sustained. You may even ask, “what do I do now?”
Don’t get caught off guard and unprepared when an accident occurs. Instead, have a valuable resource at your disposal. Have a copy of the Eric Blank Injury Attorney’s useful guide, “5 Things To Do When You’re In An Accident” on hand.
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Don’t leave the scene of an accident, whether you are at fault or not. Contact the police immediately so they can document what happened with an official report.
#2: THINK BEFORE SPEAKING
Admitting fault, apologizing, or minimizing possible injuries can all be used against you later in a case. Be careful what you say to others on the scene of an accident.
#3: GATHER EVIDENCE
Take photos and videos of the vehicles involved in the accident. These, along with ones of your injuries, and of the other driver’s information, can be beneficial to your case.
#4: GET MEDICAL TREATMENT
No matter how severe your injury is, it is important to seek medical treatment. This will help you heal faster and having a record of treatment on scene will help your case.
#5: CALL US, WE'LL HELP!
Don’t deal with insurance companies alone. People who hire attorneys receive higher compensation, even after fees. You owe it to yourself to consult with an attorney.
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5 Things To Do When You Are In An Accident
Number one is to stop, don’t leave the scene. Stop, call the police and let the officer know what happened.
Number two is to be very careful what you say to both the police officer and the other driver or drivers. Also, you shouldn’t be talking at that point to any insurance company, giving any statements. If you talk to them just give them the facts, no recorded statements. Definitely no recorded statements to the insurance.
Number three, take pictures & video. Document everything. The license, the cars, the insurance, the registration, the people in the vehicle, the pictures of the street where it happened, or streets. If there’s any traffic signals or stop signs, pictures of those as well so anybody looking at that can get a feel of the accident scene.
Number four is to get medical treatment. As we talked about, your adrenaline is high after an accident so you want to make sure that you do get checked out and your potential injuries documented so that future care or ongoing care that you receive has at least been noted and acted upon.
The last one is talk to call us. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless we recover money for you as a client. So we’re not coming in an taking any fee. Hiring an attorney allows you to protect your rights, that often times Insurance companies will try to take away.