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In The Event of a Car Accident: Take The Following Steps

After a Car Crash – Take The Following Steps

It’s difficult to always think clearly after a car accident, and some people may simply be unaware of what they should or could do to minimize the pain and aggravation of the aftermath.

Car accidents happen to good people every day; no one asks to be hit. This checklist is good for teen drivers or anyone to keep in the car for that “just in case” event.

If you are involved in a car accident, the following checklist items will help ensure that you are prepared for the unforeseen disaster and are able to handle it in the best way possible:

Take Safety Measures

Get the Data

Collect information about the persons and vehicles involved, including all parties to the crash, responding officers, and all eyewitnesses:

Documenting the accident can be extremely important. Many people keep cameras or have phones with cameras on them for personal reasons. If you don’t currently have one, it may be a good idea to purchase one, just in case.  

Besides a camera and a phone, there are other things that are good to have with you if you are ever involved in a car accident, some of which are required by law to have with you or your vehicle.

Remember that the adrenaline and shock that accompany an accident can mask serious injury. Don’t be afraid to go in an ambulance from the scene. The ambulance personnel are trained professionals and provide much needed assistance. Once you are medically stable, you should call a reputable attorney.

Asheville Car Accident Lawyers Who Fight for the Injured

Preparation can make all the difference in the degree to which a car accident overwhelms you financially, physically, and emotionally. If you know what to do in case of an accident and you remember to stay calm and polite, the ordeal may be less devastating.

Once everyone is safe and an officer has assessed the situation, your next calls should be to a medical professional who can evaluate any bodily injuries and to a car accident attorney who will help you understand what your rights are and how to protect them following the wreck.

At Fisher Stark, our attorneys have experience in dealing with the many legal facets of collision and personal injury. We fight for the rights of the injured and insured, not for the insurance companies. If you are involved in an automobile crash, contact our office to see how we can help.

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