You never expect to be in an auto accident. If you are ever in an accident, you will need to know what to do immediately after the accident occurs.
These are the Steps To Take After Car Accident
The first thing you should do is make sure that everyone is safe. If you can move your car from the middle of the street, you should do that. It is not 100% necessary to leave your car in the middle of traffic. This will make the situation more dangerous that it already is.
You also will want to seek medical attention. Call 911 and have the police and medical responders come to the scene. If you are not very seriously injured and can speak to the officer, you will want to do that. This is important so you can get the other driver’s information and also to give your statement while it is still fresh on your mind.
You might want to start a folder that has all of your paperwork. An exchange sheet, and the police report will be the first documents that you will get. Sometimes the police report is not available immediately, so at the very least, you should get the report number. Medical provider paperwork should also go into the folder. Keep all paperwork that you receive in the folder so you can find the information rather quickly if you need it.
If the injuries are not serious and you think you can deal with the insurance company on your own, you would go ahead and take that step. If you feel that you want to go into the insurance company meeting more prepared, you may want to reach out to a lawyer because they are experienced in this area and they would know how to proceed in an accident case. You would want to call the lawyer, then set up a meeting face-to-face with the attorney so you can discuss next step strategies.
We are a car accident lawyer in Raleigh NC that has experience in directing you on the steps to take after car accident. If you want a face-to-face meeting, be sure to contact us. We will discuss your options and we would be available to take on your case if you need us to.
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