Tips For How To Proceed After An Accident
Many people are left wondering what to do next after they’ve been in a car accident. Here are a few important things to keep in mind after you’ve been involved in an accident.
Check Yourself and Others For Injuries
The first thing you’ll want to do is assess the situation. Check if you and any passengers or anyone else involved are injured. You’ll also want to access your surroundings and do your best to get yourself and others involved to a safe location if you are not currently in one.
Once the situation has been quickly analyzed and everyone is in a safe location, call 911. They will gather information and dispatch the appropriate first responders to help you and others. Additionally, a police officer will write a police report documenting the incident. This report will be important for insurance and legal purposes.
Take Pictures and Exchange Information
Document everything with photos as best you can. Take photos of the damage to your car, the other cars involved, any injuries, and anything else that stands out as notable or important. Don’t forget to exchange insurance and contact information with the other vehicles involved — especially if they are the ones responsible for the accident.
Contact The Right People
You will likely want to reach out to your insurance agent and inform them of the situation. Be sure to provide them with the police report and who was determined to be at fault. At this point, once the dust has settled, you may want to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer and/or a personal injury chiropractor to treat the injuries of yourself of your passengers.