Car accidents are a part of life for many people, regardless of how excellent of a driver they are. Everyone who drives should know what to do in the event of a vehicle collision in order to stay safe and avoid legal repercussions. Read on to learn more, and then call 800-333-0000 to schedule a free legal consultation with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker.
It is not up to you to decide who is to blame
If someone else strikes you, you may get enraged, irritated, and determined to hold the other person accountable for their actions. It is up the the police, insurance companies, and, in some cases, the courts to establish who is to blame. In fact, whatever you say in a rage at the scene might jeopardize your case’s outcome. Concentrate on yourself and your passengers rather than the other persons involved.
Medical attention should be at the top of your priority list
Rather than attempting to assign blame, take the time to ensure that no one is hurt. Look for injuries and call 9-1-1 if anybody need emergency assistance. If there are no injuries, but there is property damage, the police should be contacted. Even if you do not feel you have sustained a serious injury, you should have a medical expert examine you. What appears to be a simple aching neck, for example, might be a more significant spinal cord injury.
Gather as much information as possible regarding the accident
Once you’ve confirmed that everyone is safe following the disaster, you may begin gathering information. The first step is to obtain the names and contact information of all parties involved in the accident, as well as any witnesses. Make a detailed record of the collision, including the timing, weather, and road conditions. Do not assume that you will recall all of the facts since you may be shocked and lose the most crucial information.
Take photos of the situation
You’ll almost certainly have your phone with you. If this is the case, photograph the accident site. These images can be used to demonstrate the weather, road conditions, car position, and so on. These images can aid in painting a picture for the judge or jury, as well as ensuring that you receive the proper compensation you deserve.
Your matter is likely to be settled without going to court, but we can go as far as you need
A personal injury lawsuit will almost always be settled before it goes to court. While this might save you time and money, you should still be wary of settling for less than you deserve. The good news is that you’ll have The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker on your side, and we’ll pursue your case to its conclusion.