There are a number of steps to follow in the event of a car accident. Knowing what to do and what is at stake ahead of time goes a long way. Given the nature of the incident, people may find that they are not thinking extremely clearly at the time or immediately after. Knowing what to do and sticking as much to these steps as possible can really help.
Make Sure to Stay on the Scene
Staying on the scene of the accident reduces your chances of being known as someone who left or intended a hit-and-run and this is a measure that makes things much less complicated down the road. If your incident requires speaking to police, then do so.
Talk to Witnesses
Make sure that you speak to those present. This ensures that you are prepared for what witnesses of the crash were able to piece together about the crash and may say later.
If you are physically capable of taking pictures, definitely make the effort. This helps to document the situation.
Injuries May Surface Slowly
Be on the lookout for injuries that are slow to emerge after the accident and make sure to pay attention to these issues. They are ultimately part of your accident case should one be necessary.
Call in the Law Offices of Andreopoulos & Hill PLLC if you need help in an auto accident case.