How to act at the scene of a car collision for which we are not at fault
The world would be a better place if we were able to predict and prevent car accidents. Unfortunately, they still continue to be the most common cause for personal injuries in the US. No matter what laws are passed and what safety systems are installed in your vehicle, if you are not fully concentrated while driving, there is nothing that can protect you.
There is hardly anyone who hasn’t been involved in a car accident at least once in his or her lifetime. It is a good idea to know of an expert car crash lawyer just in case you need one. No matter how unnecessary that may seem to you, it is important to have a lawyer in mind. If you get hurt, it will be extremely important to have a lawyer by your side from the very beginning to help the investigation.
In the very likely case that you have no one to call when injured in a car collision and you need to take some immediate action, we recommend you to do the following:
Call 911 to seek medical help if injured.
Write down all the details that you may later forget. That can be the plate numbers of all the cars involved in the collision, the contact details of all witnesses present and the insurance policy number of the party at fault.
Write down any recollections of what you saw if you are in the condition to do that while you are waiting for medical help. If you do not put to paper all the facts that you can remember you may later forget them completely which will not be in your favor if you are not at fault.
Assist the police in preparing their report by providing them with all the information you can. That report will be later considered an important evidence against the accused party when you file for a lawsuit and get your case evaluation done by a professional car crash lawyer.
Luckily in a very high percentage of the cases, the victims are not severely injured but just stressed out. Of course, stress can also be regarded as a non-physical trauma caused by the collision and you may get compensated financially for that as well. In order to obtain the most out of your case, hurry to hire a car crash lawyer to navigate your litigation. If you wonder how to get it all started, call us and we will assist you with some free guidelines and information. Call our car accident lawyers for a free consultation