What to Do After an Accident

Car accidents are scary. If you’ve been involved in a wreck, however, there are a couple of things you need to—or at least should—do in order to facilitate your own recovery and the car accident claims process.

Read on to learn more about what to do after a car accident. 

Steps to Take After an Accident

Car accidents can be remarkably scary experiences. However, if you’ve been injured and aren’t sure what to do after an accident, there are some general steps you can take to make it easier to collect a car accident settlement later. 

It goes without saying that these recommendations matter little if your injuries are severe enough to require a lifesaving intervention in the hospital. However, if able, follow these steps to better position yourself after an accident. 

  • Call the police. Having the police on scene can make sure that an accident report is created, which can greatly help with the insurance claims process. Sometimes, officers will even make an observation of fault at the scene of the accident. 
  • Exchange insurance information. Make sure to get the name, insurance information, and anything else relevant from the other driver or drivers involved in the accident. 
  • Snap some pictures. If able, capture some pictures of the scene of the accident to give to the insurance company or your lawyer later. 
  • Seek medical care. If you’ve been gravely injured, this is a given. However, it’s a good idea to see the doctor even if you’re unsure as to the extent of your injuries. Getting treatment also means that your injuries are recorded in your official medical record

You can show the insurance company you’re serious about recovering a settlement by consulting an experienced attorney for help with your car accident claim. 

Follow Up with a Car Accident Lawyer

Someone else responsible for your wreck? Talk to a car accident attorney with Zachar Law Firm, P.C. for free. 

Call us at 602-494-4800 or fill out the form on this page for more information. 

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