What Should I Do After A Car Wreck?
It may be impossible to predict when you may be involved in a car accident. However, if you take the time today to learn how to respond to a collision, this preparation can save time and frustration in the future. Knowing what I should do after a car wreck will make you better prepared for the circumstances.
At Price Perkins & Larkin, we have helped hurt drivers throughout Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas build strong car accident claims for decades. We want you to get the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries, which is why we are providing this important information below.
Steps To Take Immediately After A Car Wreck
After an auto wreck, getting necessary medical care should be your primary concern. If you do not need to see a doctor immediately after your accident, you should take these steps to protect your personal injury claim:
- Document all car accident evidence using your cellphone. You should take pictures of all vehicles involved in the accident, including their licenses and any auto body damage. You should also photograph any physical injuries you or your passengers have suffered. It is also helpful to take pictures of road conditions, signage and traffic signals.
- Get the other driver’s contact and insurance information.
- Contact a police officer to secure the scene and obtain a car accident report. Submitting this report with your claim can support your side of events should the other driver change his or her story later on.
Steps To Take In the Days Following Your Accident
In the days following a crash, it is important that you get checked out by a doctor. You may believe that you escaped serious injury; however, certain injuries do not surface until weeks after a motor vehicle accident. Doctors are trained to detect signs of injuries that you may miss. It is critical that you have documentation linking physical damage to your accident. A doctor’s report can provide valuable information that supports your claim.
Then, contact a skilled personal injury attorney about your accident before you speak to an insurance representative. Our lawyers are familiar with the games that insurance companies use to convince accident victims to weaken their claims or accept low payouts. We will speak on your behalf and make sure that your right to compensation is protected.
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