When you get into a car accident, there are crucial steps you should follow to help make sure everyone is safe and to follow the law.Check Yourself and Your Passengers for Injuries
If you're injured you should call 911 immediately - or ask someone else to call. Also, try not to move, and wait for emergency help to get to the site. If you are able to move, check on your other passengers to see if they are okay.
If you're able to drive and your car is safe to drive, pull it to the side of the road. Otherwise, leave it where it is and get yourself to safety. If possible, wait until the police arrive to move your car - so they can see exactly where the accident occurred.
Whether your accident is minor or major, you should call 911. (That is, if you haven’t called already for any injured passenger.) The responding police officers will fill out an accident report and document the scene.
Turn off your car and turn on your hazard lights.
After making sure you and any passengers are unharmed, be sure to exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.
Important Information to Exchange After a Car Accident
In order to help protect yourself, you should take note of the following:
If you find yourself in the unfortunate predicament of being hurt because of someone else’s actions, contact The Ticktin Law Group. We handle all Personal Injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything unless, and until, we recover money for you. Get started by scheduling a free consultation to help you determine if you have a Personal Injury case. During the evaluation, an experienced Personal Injury attorney will go over the particulars of your claim and provide you with a much better idea of the steps to take. For a free consultation, call (561) 232-2222 or complete the contact form here.