a.Make sure you are safe. i.The first thing to do is make sure you are safe and not in danger. If the car is operational then make sure you pull over to the side of the road to avoid being struck by oncoming vehicles. If the car is not operational, then safely get out of the vehicle if you can and call the police.
b.Call 911. i.This is extremely important because if you or someone else involved in the accident is injured, then it is important that medical attention is requested so that you or the other party can get the medical treatment they need ii.It is very important to document the case for the future in case the at fault party tries to claim they are not liable for the accident. Having the police on the scene to verify who is at fault is often essential in helping the person not responsible for the accident receive financial compensation for the medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering related to the accident.
c.Exchange Contact and Insurance information with the other driver. i.This is required by law unless you are forced to leave the scene to seek medical treatment.
d.Get the contact information for any witnesses that are on the scene. i.If the at fault driver later tries to dispute liability, sometimes having a helpful witness can resolve a case in your favor. Make sure to get any contact information at the scene if you can from any helpful witnesses.
e.Take Pictures of your car and the other car involved. i.Taking detailed pictures of your car and any other cars involved in the accident will help your case by demonstrating the impact of the collision. This is important because the insurance companies often try to downplay the severity of the collision, but as they say "a picture speaks a thousand words", and in the case of showing the insurance companies the severity of the collision, pictures are extremely helpful.
f.Call a Trusted Car Accident Lawyer i.Getting the financial compensation you deserve for your medial bill, lost wages and pain and suffering requires the assistance of a trusted car accident lawyer. The car accident lawyers at Shealey Law can help you navigate the process and assert enough pressure on the insurance companies to help you get your financial justice.