What To Do After A Car Or Truck Accident
Getting into a motor vehicle accident can be distressing for you and your loved ones. But knowing what steps to take can help you find clarity and stay safe until help arrives.
Here at James E. Bruce, Jr., Attorney at Law, we have compiled an easy three-step guide to help you remember which actions to take promptly after a vehicular accident has occurred.
Our Three-Step Guide
Step 1: Call 911 And Seek Medical Treatment
Immediately after an accident occurs, seek medical help and call the police. While waiting for the ambulance, stay as far away from the road as possible. Cars driving past and others who observe the scene could accidentally endanger those who were involved in the accident.
Step 2: Gather Evidence
Next, gather evidence from the scene of the accident. Take photos, write down what you can remember, get the names and contact information for any witnesses and all other drivers involved. When the police arrive, give them your name and other basic information but don’t admit fault.
Step 3: Contact An Attorney Before Your Insurance
Finally, contact an auto accident attorney as soon as possible, ideally before speaking with the insurance company. Your insurance company may offer you a settlement amount initially, but you don’t have to take the first amount they offer. A lawyer can help you evaluate their offer and advocate that the expenses related to your accident are covered by your insurance carrier.
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The moments right after a car accident can be overwhelming, and you may not know how to react. For this reason, it is necessary to have guidance from a legal professional you can trust. For help determining what to do and to make sure you get fair compensation for your injuries, reach out now.
Our firm has been guiding residents of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, for over 30 years, helping them find confidence and security after serious injuries and accidents. We can help you next.