A car accident can create panic and make it hard to think clearly. As a result, an accident victim may be confused or unsure about what should be done next. In some cases, people hastily take the wrong steps, leading to a loss of opportunity to get compensation for damages and injuries. Here is a compilation of steps that you can take after an accident to help you in the process of getting compensated for your pain and sufferring.
At the scene:
Inform the police immediately to get your accident reported and recorded
Call for immediate medical attention
Take note of or ask someone to collect the following information:
Name, phone number, and insurance information of the other party
Name and contact information of the witnesses
Take pictures or ask someone to capture the accident scene
Avoid making any agreements or admissions at the site of the incident
After the accident:
Get all major and minor injuries treated by a doctor
Collect copies of all the medical reports, prescriptions and bills
What you should not do:
Make any agreement or admission over the phone or in writing to an insurance company or any other entity
Agree to any accident settlement without consulting a professional to determine whether it is appropriate
Assume that you do not have a case until you have discussed it with a personal injury lawyer
Presume that proper legal representation is not affordable or feasible for you
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