If you are involved in a car accident and do not have an attorney present, there are several important steps you must take to protect your rights and ensure that you are able to obtain any compensation to which you are entitled. Here are some things you should do:
Check for injuries – If someone is injured, call for emergency medical help immediately.
Call the police: Contact the police and ask them to come to the scene of the accident. Provide your name, contact information, and a description of what happened.
Exchange Information: Exchange contact and insurance information with the other drivers involved in the accident. Be sure to get their name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, and insurance information.
Gather Evidence – Take photos of the accident scene, including any damage to vehicles or property. If there are witnesses, ask for their contact information.
Report the accident: Notify your insurance company of the accident as soon as possible.
Seek Medical Attention – Even if you don’t think you are injured, it is important to seek medical attention after an accident. Some injuries, such as whiplash or concussions, may not be immediately apparent.
Be careful what you say: Be careful what you say to other drivers and the police. Do not admit fault or apologize for the accident, as this could be used against you later.
Consult an Attorney – If you are injured or have significant property damage, it is advisable to consult with an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. They can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you are fairly compensated for your losses.
Remember, even if you do not have an attorney present at the scene of an accident, it is important to take these steps to protect your rights and ensure that you are able to obtain any compensation to which you are entitled.
Call Banderas Law at 909-600-0000; we can help you in English or Spanish.