The aftermath of an auto accident is overwhelming, even if the conditions of the accident are relatively minor. However, the choices you make in the moments after the collision are critical. Kryder Law’s auto accident attorneys want you to know the basic steps to take if you or a loved one experience an accident. This way, you can collect the evidence and information you need in case litigation is appropriate in your circumstances.
While it may sound obvious, many people are so traumatized after an accident that they don’t know what to do first. If you are able to, call 911 to report your accident so the authorities can check out the situation and take statements from you, anyone else involved in the accident, and witnesses.
Even if you aren’t injured, document the entire accident scene. Should you later realize you’ve been injured or the other party threaten a lawsuit, you need to protect your rights by gathering detailed evidence. In addition to taking pictures, make sure to get contact info for witnesses and anyone else involved in the accident.
Some injuries take time to manifest themselves. It’s important to get a physical exam after an accident to make sure you haven’t been injured. If you have been injured, your physician’s report will become a critical piece of evidence for your auto accident lawyer to review.
It’s important to contact an auto accident lawyer shortly after an accident. Kryder Law’s personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and are happy to review your case with you. Before your consultation, make sure you have your insurance information, medical records, and any evidence you’ve gathered on hand. Our lawyers will work with you to help you understand what compensation you deserve for any injury or suffering–such as lost wages or medical expenses–you’ve experienced because of your auto accident.