Probably you were driving along, and out of nowhere, a driver runs a stop sign and hits your car. Yes, you have been involved in the crash. Now what? Yell at the driver? Demand compensation for the damages? Or what should you do?
Most drivers have been involved in auto crashes such as minor fender bender to fatal crashes that result in deaths and even permanent car damages. Next time you get involved in a vehicle crash, here are important tips regarding what you should. It is recommended to seek guidance from an experienced Conyers car accident lawyer if you don’t know what to do.
- First, call 911 before you do anything else. In case you have been injured, request your passenger or even a bystander to make the call. Note that whoever will receive the 911 call may ask for details about whether or not someone has been injured and location.
- In case you are all alone, call a friend, colleague, or a family member to be with you.
- Wait for the law enforcement to arrive and create their report. It is recommended to request a copy of the accident report.
- If you haven’t suffered severe injuries, try as much as you can to prevent further chaos in the crash scene. It is recommended to set up flares.
- Limit what you say to anyone within the crash scene. Actually, it is wise to speak to your lawyer or the law enforcement officers.
Gather the right details
Consider getting the license number of the other driver, their personal identification information, insurance service provider, their insurance number, make and model of their vehicle. You should record the exact time, weather, and the road conditions as of the time of the crash. When possible, capture the entire accident scene in photographs and short video clips.
In case there are witnesses, talk to them and find out what they saw immediately before, during, and after the impact. Remember, you should never push words out of their mouth or even ask them to provide false information. Just let them say what they witnessed. It is also important to ensure that the correct names and contact details of the witnesses are included in the police report.
Seek medical attention
Even if you think you have not suffered injuries, it is recommended to see a doctor who can determine whether or not there are other injuries in addition to those minor bruises you have. Some injuries might take time to manifest, and that’s why you need a professional’s view before you say that you never suffered injuries.