Getting in an auto accident is very stressful and you’re not always thinking clearly in the immediate aftermath. Even if you’re suffering from whiplash or the circumstances of the crash are still a blur, it’s important to keep a few things in mind right away. That’s why we’re sharing the top 5 tips for when you’ve been in an auto accident.
Get a Police Report! Regardless who is at fault, it’s essential to contact the police and make absolutely sure that a police report will be filed and that you know how to access it. Explain the circumstances of the auto accident to the police honestly and completely, and make sure that you obtain or know how to get the police report!
Don’t Admit Fault! Even if the auto accident is something straightforward like a rear-end collision, don’t admit fault to the other driver, the police, or to your insurance carrier! There are countless circumstances that could impact your case so leave it to your law firm to argue the liability of the collision.
Collect Info! There’s no such thing as too much info when you’ve just been in an auto accident. Make sure to get the other driver’s information, including name, contact details, and insurance information. If the other driver doesn’t have proof of insurance, make sure you have accurate contact info. Once you’ve done that, take pictures of everything! The damage to your car, the other vehicle(s), tire skid marks, the condition of the road, license plates, injuries, and traffic signs can all impact your case, so make sure to take plenty of photos. If there are passengers involved or bystanders who witnessed the crash, make sure to get their information as well.
Go See Your Doctor! Even if you’re just experiencing stiffness in your neck, it’s incredibly important to see your doctor right away. The timing is especially important here, so don’t swing by your doctor’s office in a few weeks — go immediately! Once you’re there, be sure to ask for records.
Contact Us! We have decades of combined experience in winning cases and recovering the most money for you after your auto accident! Check out our case results to see how much we’ve recovered in similar cases. We understand that tensions can be running high right after an accident, which is why we put our clients first and help them out every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC for your free consultation.
Keep these tips in mind and if you ever find yourself in an auto accident, you’ll be prepared to get life back on track as quickly as possible!