What To Do After A Car Crash
Your immediate response after an auto accident will naturally depend on your condition. Can you walk around, or are you too injured to move? Are you the driver or a passenger? Is the car you are in still drivable? The following pointers may be adapted to your circumstances.
- Move your car off the road if possible. Do not wander into traffic or let anyone who was in your vehicle do so.
- Call 911 to get emergency assistance if your car is badly damaged or if you or a passenger may be injured.
- Cooperate with first responders by answering basic questions and following directions, but do not offer detailed impressions or opinions.
- Give the police and others information such as your name and insurance company, but do not submit to detailed questioning before you get legal advice.
- Get a prompt medical evaluation if there is any possibility that you have been injured.
- Take photos of your injuries and your wrecked vehicle.
- If someone tows your car, ask them where they will take it.
- Request a copy of the police report.
- Report your accident to your insurance company as soon as you can.
- Do not give a recorded statement to someone from your insurance company until you have consulted with an attorney.
- Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
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