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Things You Must Do After Being In A Car Accident

  • Published: September 7, 2018
Things You Must Do After Being In A Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is scary. An accident can result in significant damage to your vehicle, physical injuries, mental anguish, and expenses with which you are not financially prepared to deal. If you have been injured in a car accident, you might be able to file a personal injury suit and recover for your damages. In order to do this, it is imperative that you take the correct steps following an accident to set your personal injury suit up for success.

Seek Medical Attention

The biggest priority after an accident is making sure that you and other involved parties have the medical attention needed. Not only is it important to seek medical attention immediately following the accident, but it is important to follow up with your doctor to make sure that there are no hidden injuries, like internal bleeding, that occurred as a result of the accident. Call the police and an ambulance immediately following the accident.

Make A Police Report

After making sure that anyone who needs immediate medical attention is taken care of, you will need to talk to the police, usually at the scene of the accident. The officer will talk to you to find out what happened and make a report based off of his or her findings. In personal injury suits, a police report becomes important during settlement or litigation. It is an official document detailing the incident on which both sides of a personal injury suit may rely.

Call Your Insurance Provider

After an accident, you need to inform your insurance carrier of the incident and the damages and injuries that resulted.

Document The Accident Scene

A police officer will make a report of the scene, but it is in your best interest to take photographs of everything at the accident scene. Take photos of the damage to your car, any and all hidden traffic lights or signals that may have caused an accident, and even the weather. Inclement weather affects driving and documenting this could help your case in the future.

Keep Accurate Records Of Your Accident Paperwork

Make sure to keep any and all documentation given to you that involves the accident. Obtain a copy of the police report, keep all hospital or medical records from the accident, invoices for expenses resulting, and any other information that surrounds the accident. This information can be used to prove causation, injury, and damages during the law suit. Keeping all documents can clear up questions in the future,or be a defense to claims by the other party.

Call A Personal Injury Attorney

No one expects to be in an accident. You need a personal injury attorney who is passionate and skilled in getting you the proper compensation for your damages. An attorney can ensure that your lawsuit is filed on time and that phases of the suit are handled with care. As soon as possible following an accident, contact a personal injury attorney.The Molina Law Group is ready to tackle your personal injury suit. We combine passion with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide an outstanding representation to injured parties.Contact us today so that we can get you the compensation you deserve.

Edwin A. Molina III

The Molina Law Group has expertise in two
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