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In a car accident? Here’s what to do

On Behalf of | Sep 11, 2023 | Auto Accidents |

A single motorist may experience just a few accidents on average over their lifetime. Every day, thousands of vehicle accidents occur

A car collision may happen quickly and unexpectedly. Many motorists are not aware of what to do next. Here’s what you may need to know:

Find a safe place to park

After an accident, moving your running vehicle to the side of the road may help reduce subsequent accidents. If your car is seriously damaged and you believe it’s unsafe to move or people are injured, then you may need to turn on the hazard lights. 

Make a police report

You should contact the police as soon as your automobile is in a secure location to make a report. The report should be used by your insurance provider to determine liability and compensation. 

If the other driver tries to stop you from calling the police, you may need to reconsider. If there were injuries or deaths, not reporting an accident could lead to fines and jail time. Furthermore, the police report can help show who is at fault for the wreck.

Take photos

You might wish to take pictures of the collision, including where the accident happened, any car damage, debris in the road, the positions of the vehicles before they are moved and the surrounding traffic and weather conditions, if possible.

Examine your wounds

Even if you do not feel hurt, think about obtaining a medical checkup. Adrenaline can mask serious injuries, so a quick check by a physician could save your life. 

Take action

It’s possible to not get compensated for your injuries and damages. It may help you to reach out for legal help to understand how you can recover from your medical bills and vehicle damages.