You Are Involved in a Car Accident… Now What?

Everyday, when we step into our vehicle, we run the risk of getting into an accident. While most of the time we get to our destination safely, there is always a possibility that an automobile accident stops us in our tracks. Well, what happens if that possibility turns into your reality?

First and foremost, when you get into an accident you must stay calm and know that help is on the way. When you first get into the accident make sure to protect yourself first to ensure that you are safe and healthy. When an accident occurs, your safety should be your number one priority. After exiting your vehicle safely, you need to make sure that the scene around you is also safe. If the authorities were not called, make sure to call the police and if needed, an ambulance. When the police arrive, tell the officers at the scene a complete and detailed account of exactly what happened. If you do not remember what happened, or the details of the accident are fuzzy, do not attempt to guess what happened or make up any details. If you are in that situation, tell the officers that you simply do not remember what happened. After your claim is filed, make sure to completely review all other statements provided at the accident to ensure that all claims are truthful.

Next, make sure to document the whole scene of the accident. Make sure to take pictures of every dent, scratch, or chip that your car sustained from the impact during the accident. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident. Also, make sure to exchange information with the other person(s) involved in the car accident. Ensuring that the information you receive from the other parties involved in the car accident is truthful will go a long way when attempting to recoup claims. However, make sure that when you contact your insurance company you are careful in what you tell them. Many insurance companies tend to do whatever is possible to limit or even deny any claim you may have.

To ensure that you are not trapped by an insurance company, make sure that you contact your attorney to ensure that you get the most out of any accident you are in. After going through the first couple of steps at the scene of an accident, you need make sure to consult your attorney. With the help of an attorney, you will not be taken advantage of by insurance companies. You will also receive the proper care and treatment that you deserve. At the Brooks Law Group, we have handled a variety of different types of accident cases for over twenty years. We have a large number of seasoned and experienced accident attorneys who will work their hardest to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you know was recently involved in a automobile accident, please fill out an evaluation on our webpage, or call (863) 299-1962 for your free consultation.

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