- Stop the vehicle: After an auto wreck, panicked people often jump out of their car, neglecting to power it off. Doing so can result in serious injury and damage.
- Stay calm and call 911: You’re hurt, but you’re okay. Don’t panic—this will only make the situation worse. Dial 911 and remain calm until help arrives.
- Look for signs of intoxication: Look for speech that is slurred, unusual smells, and bloodshot eyes in the other driver.
- Don’t admit fault—EVER: Law enforcement will decide who the at-fault party is in your accident. Do not automatically take the blame or let the other party blame you.
- Make sure you exchange information: Be sure to exchange information with the other driver, including insurance information, name, contact information, and information about the other driver’s vehicle, including make and model, color, license plate, etc.
- Keep track of all injuries: Even if the injury or pain seems small, make a note of all injuries so that you can have it checked out by a doctor.
- Take pictures: If you are able, take photos of any visible bodily injuries as well as any damage to your vehicle or property.
- Obtain a copy of the law enforcement’s report: Pass this information along to your attorney, as it will help them in their investigation into determining who was to blame for the accident.
- Save everything: Save copies of medical records, reports, and other information related to your accident. Keeping a paper trail is an invaluable part of building a strong case.
- Contact Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A.: The sooner you call, the sooner our legal team can begin working for you.
If you have sustained serious injuries in a traffic collision, it is crucial to hire an experienced law firm right away. We have years of experience handling these claims and can help you avoid common mistakes.
The more time that passes, the easier it is for evidence to get “swept under the rug.” Insurance companies like to speak to clients on their own and push them into accepting unfair settlements. With our skilled personal injury lawyers on your side from the get-go, you do not have to worry about being cheated. We can handle these interactions for you and go to work negotiating for what is fair.
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