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What steps should I take after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2020 | Personal Injury

Being injured in a car accident can be worrying when you do not know where to turn for help. Learning more about the fault and liability involved in motor vehicle accidents will help you better determine how to file a claim. 

The first step you can take, according to FindLaw, is to stay calm in the face of a collision. Do not leave the scene, and make sure to exchange contact information. Talking to your insurance company as soon as possible and telling them the entirety of the event is one of the most important steps to take. Being able to recall all the necessary information can help to determine who was at fault. 

Do not lie or embellish details, since it will cause legal trouble if the insurance company discovers you have done so. Writing down the date and details of all of your doctor’s visits and physical treatments will let you keep a record for the future. Have a copy of each medical bill or letter with you, in addition to keeping track of how your pain impacted your life. It can be useful later to have this information that proves the seriousness of the injury. Taking photographs of the surrounding area of the crash and your vehicle is also evidence you should have on hand. Getting multiple quotes from insurance companies on the property damage to your car can help you determine the proper cost of a replacement. In addition, be careful while talking about the accident to anyone who may ask. Do not speak with a representative from an insurance company without caution. 

Taking control of your case after a car accident can help you get the proper legal representation you deserve. 

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