Have you been involved in an accident and wondered, “What do I do after a car accident?” It’s essential to stay calm, seek medical attention for yourself and others, and take specific steps to ensure your safety and legal options.
First, prioritize your well-being and that of others involved. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. Avoid moving any injured parties unless absolutely necessary. If you can, move vehicles out of traffic to a safe location, such as the shoulder of the road, and turn on your hazard lights to alert other drivers.
Next, exchange information with the other driver, if possible. Here’s a helpful, quick list you can reference to know what information you need after a car accident:
- Names and contact information for all drivers and passengers
- Vehicle descriptions (make, model, year)
- Driver’s license numbers
- License plate numbers
- Insurance companies and policy numbers
- Names and contact information of any witnesses
- Location and time of the accident
Take photographs of the vehicles, damages, injuries, and the overall accident scene to use as evidence for insurance claims and potential legal action. We also recommend reporting the accident to the police and avoiding admitting fault for the accident, even if you aren’t sure who was at fault.
You must contact your insurance company immediately, even for minor accidents. Finally, it’s essential to contact an experienced car accident attorney to discuss your legal options and get help navigating insurance claims, negotiations, and settlements.
Reyes Browne Law can help you navigate the complexities of your case, handle negotiations with insurers on your behalf, and protect your rights. We help our clients pursue justice and the maximum compensation they deserve. Contact Reyes Browne Law today for a free consultation. Let our attorneys guide you through this challenging time.