WHAT TO DO
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What to Do in an Out of State Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than seven million car accidents are reported throughout the United States each year. It is unlikely that all of these accidents will happen in the home state of the drivers that are involved. With such an expansive highway system throughout the United States, travel between states and across the country occurs frequently.
Should you be involved in an out of state accident, it’s essential to complete all of these steps, especially if you plan on filing a case:
Report to the police
Just like with an accident in your home state, it is important to contact the local authorities to report the accident, regardless of how serious it may be. Having an official report on the situation can improve your chances for winning a case down the road.
Be sure to gather all of the other driver’s information, including full name, contact info, and insurance information. It is also essential to note any details of the accident right away, as these can quickly become forgotten.
Use your cell phone to take pictures of the scene in its entirety, including the damage to the cars. Also, include license plates in the pictures and any other identifying details.
Get Medical Attention
Getting medical attention on the scene can prove critical to your long-term well-being. In addition, refusing medical attention while at the scene of the accident can be used as evidence against you later on should you file a case.
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Last but certainly not least, contact a knowledgeable car accident attorney. While based in Las Vegas, Eric Blank Injury Attorneys have the expertise to represent you in any car accident case. Contact us today.
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