What Should I Do If I Get In An Accident?
It’s normal to feel disoriented and confused after a car crash. You weren’t expecting it, and now you have to pick up the pieces. Where do you even start? Eventually you will need to call a lawyer. In the immediate aftermath, however, other things are more important:
Get Medical Attention
If you’re injured, your first priority is your physical well-being. If you haven’t already been taken by an ambulance, see a doctor who can analyze and document the full extent of your injuries. This is not only good for your health, but it also can help your personal injury claim later in the process.
Document The Scene
If you are able, take photos of the crash from all possible angles. Talk to any witnesses, and write down what they saw.
Call The Police, But Don’t Claim Responsibility
The police will need to make an accident report. Even if you think the accident might have been partially your fault, do not say this to the police. It’s very possible that the accident was at least in part caused by the other driver. Just stick to the facts as you know them.
Get The Other Driver’s Information
If the other driver didn’t leave the scene, make sure to get their insurance information.
Call Your Insurance Company
They will need to know that you’ve been in an accident and will want to send someone out to appraise the damage to your car.
Call A Lawyer
People don’t get into accidents every day. It’s impossible to know exactly what could hurt or help you in these situations. That’s where an attorney can help. To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our car accident attorneys in Paducah, Kentucky, call270-442-9000 or send us an email to start the process.