What to Remember After a Car Accident

Posted By Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci || 19-Jun-2015

For those who have already been in a car accident, you know just how chaotic and bizarre the moment that follow the wreck can be. For those who haven't been in an accident, heed some of the lessons in this blog post so that you will be better prepared in case you are involved in a wreck. Though if the knowledge never gets used because you don't get into a car accident, then that's even better!

When you get into a car accident, one of the simplest steps you can take is to do nothing. Yes, that's right -- do nothing. What we mean by that is don't leave the scene of the wreck. Don't drive off; don't flee; don't think you'll get away from the law. No matter what happens, you are better served by staying at the scene.

Now that you have remained at the scene, you can take a few more proactive steps. For example, you should check on any other drivers, pedestrians, or people involved in the wreck. Call the police to get some help to the scene, regardless of whether people are injured or not. Take pictures of the accident scene, and get any statements or information from witnesses to help you down the line if legal action is taken by any party.

Ultimately, you will want to get the information of the other people involved in the accident, and then you will need to contact your car insurance provider to file a claim over the accident.

Source: FindLaw, "After a Car Accident: First Steps," Accessed June 19, 2015

Categories: Car Accidents