Car Accident? Here is What to Do After an Accident!
On numerous occasion people who’ve been in a car accident do not know what’s next. They are often left more worried about their car, who will repair the damages, how will I get to work than they are their well-being. Our number one priority is always the health and safety of our clients.
If you have recently suffered an injury from a car accident, we strongly encourage you seek medical attention and call accident attorney Domingo Garcia. Here’s are 5 tips everyone should follow after a car accident:
GET TO A SAFE LOCATION
When involved in a car accident it is very important to be aware of your surroundings. If your car is moveable after the collision, consider moving it to a safe location. However, if the car is not moveable and after you check to see if you or anyone else in the vehicle is not hurt or injured, exit as safely as possible and distance yourself from the accident scene.
MAKE A REPORT – CALL THE POLICE
After car accidents, it is important to get police to the scene. The cops can navigate traffic and make sure there is not another accident that follows yours. Also, cops will investigate the scene and determine who is at fault. This is a very import factor in determining liability and ultimately will dictate your accident claim.
THE INSURANCE SWAP
Anytime a car accident occurs, it is important to follow the previous steps. Try make sure the officer at the scene of the accident provides you with the at-fault driver’s insurance information. If possible, make sure to take as many photos as you can, call and inform their insurance company of the car accident, as well as your own. This will help jump start your claim process.
SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION
As mentioned before, car accidents are very scary and overwhelming times. Most people immediately start to worry about the damages to their car and many don’t realize what kind of toll their body took during the car accident. If you are experiencing any pain, headaches, soreness, neck stiffness and any other symptoms that are related it is important to contact your primary care physician, go to your local ER clinic and seek medical attention.
IMMEDIATELY GOOD LEGAL ADVICE
Fill out a form to get a Free Consultation from the Law Office of Garcia & Dubove, P.C. Our legal team will make sure to guide you through these difficult times. Our firm will make you a priority and get you the medical treatment that follows from an accident. Handle your property damage claim and get you into a rental car while your car’s damages are being taken care of.
We will communicate with both insurance parties to ensure your car accident claim is being processed in a timely manner. Over all, car accident attorneys will fight for your rights!