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Personal Injury Attorney – Car Accident Do’s and Don’ts


Car accidents are not something anyone wants to deal with. They are not fun and it complicates life, but accidents do happen. Personal Injury Attorney gives tips on if you are involved in a car accident. There are some specific dos and don’ts to remember during the process.

Being prepared and knowing what to do and what not to do if you find yourself involved in a car accident is essential. Let’s take a look at the tips provided by Personal Injury Attorney Briana Robertson in regard to car accidents.

DO’S


  • Do get to a safe place.

    • One of the first things you want to do if involved in a car accident is to get to a place of safety. Your safety is the most important step of all. No one wants the incident to escalate any further.


  • Do call the police.

    • The next thing you will want to do is call the police. This is because you will want to make a police report. When involved in an accident, documentation of what happened is key. This cannot be stressed enough.

    • Document everything. When it comes to accident cases the evidence can disappear quickly, making it harder to prove your case, and documentation is what will save you.


  • Do take photos

    • While on the accident scene take photos of the accident. The type of photos you will want to take is the accident scene, any injuries on yourself or another party, and your vehicle and the other party’s vehicle. You will want photos of any damages.


  • Do exchange information with the other party or parties involved.

    • You will then want to exchange information with the other driver(s). The information you will want to exchange is:

      • Insurance information

      • Policy Number

      • License Plate/Car Registration Number

      • Driver License Number

      • Name and Date of Birth

    • Be sure to get all of this information because you will need it if you have to file an insurance claim and most likely you will. You will also need this information if you have to go through any litigation process in the courts due to the accident.


  • Do seek medical attention

    • Another important ‘do’ when involved in a car accident is you do want to seek medical attention. This is because you will want to have a doctor document all symptoms you may be experiencing. Symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, feelings of being lightheaded, pain, discomfort, and especially any serious injuries.

    • When seeking medical attention you will want to make sure the doctor knows you have been recently involved in an accident and these are the symptoms you are experiencing because of it.


  • Do report the accident to your insurance.

    • After all of the above is done you will want to call your insurance company and report that you have been involved in an accident and want to file a claim.


  • Do call a personal injury attorney.

    • Lastly, you will want to call a personal injury attorney. Contacting a personal injury attorney is essential to getting the compensation you deserve for the damages of the accident. The attorney will also make sure your rights are protected and you are not taken advantage of.

    • Contact an attorney asap. The sooner you get an attorney involved the better chances you have at winning your case and getting the just compensation that you deserve.


DON’TS


  • Don’t leave the scene.

    • Do not leave the scene of the accident. You have to stay at the scene and exchange information with the other driver(s), this is required by law.


  • Don’t admit fault

    • When involved in a car accident you never want to admit fault, state you didn’t know something or anything to that nature. This is because you don’t know what laws may be on your side and could actually help you in the situation. Never admit fault.


  • Don’t say you have no symptoms or that everything is okay.

    • Being involved in an accident gets your adrenaline pumping and oftentimes you will feel no symptoms until the adrenaline subsides. Many symptoms felt from car accidents are not felt until a day or two after the accident. Some injuries take time to show up and to treat, which is why at the scene you do not want to state you have no symptoms.


  • Don’t give a taped statement to the insurance company.

    • The next thing you want to be sure not to do is give a taped statement to an insurance company. This is because the insurance company will attempt to use your taped statement against you to relinquish any responsibility from them.


  • Don’t sign anything from the insurance company or settle without an attorney.

    • Insurance companies tend to push for you to settle as quickly as possible while all of the damages are still unknown. They want to get away with paying you as little as possible for the damages. They also know that if you get an attorney they will likely have to pay you a lot more in damages. So do not settle with them or sign anything without speaking to your attorney.


The law offices of Briana Robertson hope that sharing these Car Accident Dos and Don’ts was helpful for you.

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