What to Do After an Accident
Even the safest driver is likely to be involved in a car accident in some point in his or her life because of the reckless or careless behaviors of other drivers. Each year, thousands of lives are lost and millions of people are injured in car accidents. Therefore, all drivers should have a basic idea of what to do after a car accident in case an accident does occur.
After a Car Wreck
After a car accident, it is important to remember some basic steps to take:
- Make sure no one that was involved in the accident has been injured. If injuries exist, seek emergency medical care immediately.
- Call the police to file an accident report. Wait for the officer to arrive in a safe place, away from your vehicle and from the dangers of traffic. When the officer arrives, provide your account of how the accident occurred.
- Exchange information with any other party involved, including names, phone numbers, addresses, insurance information, and each vehicle identification number. Avoid discussing the events of the accident with the other party.
- Contact your insurance company to file a claim as soon as possible after the accident.
Although minor accidents may be resolved quickly, other accidents may have more severe results and thus may be much more complicated to resolve. A Rhinelander car accident lawyer can provide you with legal advice and help you pursue legal action against the person or party at fault for your losses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to legal compensation from the party at fault. To learn more, contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.