When a person is injured in a car accident, they generally did not set out that day with the belief that they would be involved in an accident. Yet, it happens every day. That is why we suggest you follow these tips so that you will always be as prepared as possible for an accident. We also suggest you keep the phone number for The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker handy so that you can call us right away: 800-333-0000.
Keep Your Phone Ready to Take Pictures
Do not get into your car without a phone that is both charged and that has enough room to add new pictures and videos. If your phone is not charged, then you will not be able to take pictures at all. If there is no room to add new pictures or videos, then you will waste precious minutes trying to delete items so you can document the accident.
Keep a Pen or Pencil and Paper in Your Car
Anytime you drive your car, you should have access to a pen and pencil along with paper. Even if your phone is charged, it might be damaged or destroyed in a car accident. Notepaper and a pen allow you to take notes, get contact information, and more. You should also keep easy access to your driver’s license, car registration, and proof of insurance.
Keep Your Insurance Company’s Contact Information
It is imperative that you talk to your insurance company to report the accident. Note that this does not involve talking to the other party’s insurance company. We recommend that you only talk to the other party’s insurance company if your personal injury attorney has reviewed your case and determined that it is the best option.
Keep Your Health Insurance Information on You
If you are in an accident, then you should get medical attention. If it is an obvious, serious injury, then you should visit the emergency room and go there via ambulance. If it is less serious, then you might be able to get to the emergency room on your own or visit urgent care. Even if you do not feel that you are injured, you should visit a doctor within 24 hours of your accident so that they can confirm you are healthy and unharmed.
Keep an Attorney’s Information on You
You should never say anything at the scene of the accident unless it involves giving your contact information. Do not say you are sorry, do not admit fault, and do not accuse anyone of anything. Remain calm, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free consultation, and follow the advice of an attorney.