Car accidents will always be a part of life. Even during a pandemic and a nationwide shutdown, they continue to happen. And their frequency will increase as more and more states lift stay-at-home orders and drivers take to the streets once again.
Therefore, given the prevalence of car accidents, it’s in your best interest to know how to protect your rights after experiencing one.
Protecting Yourself After a Car Crash
There are several important steps to take after a car accident. Far too many people fail to take the appropriate measures after a crash and end up paying for it down the line. Taking these steps can improve the chances of your insurance claim getting approved later.
Check to see if anyone requires medical attention. Call emergency services if this is the case.
Contact the authorities. A copy of the responding officer’s police report may bolster your claim later on.
Seek medical attention. Make sure to get medical treatment, even for injuries that seem minor. Retain all records of your treatment as proof that the accident caused you harm.
Exchange information. Collect the other driver’s contact, insurance, and vehicle information. It’s also smart to gather the contact information from any witnesses at the scene.
Look around you. Check to see if there are any nearby traffic or security cameras whose footage can be used as evidence.
Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by negligence, our team is here to help. We have the experience and resources needed to take on large insurance companies, and we want to help you through the process.
Contact Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC today at (502) 242-8872 to schedule a free consultation.