What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

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If you’re in a car accident, the first thing to consider is safety. If you’re injured, or if a passenger is injured, or somebody else who was involved in the accident was injured, call 911.

Then, get the information from the other person. If a police officer does arrive, then make sure you give the police officer every detail that’s important, including whether you were wearing a seat belt, whether you were injured, and the damage to your vehicle.

Also, take photos of not only your vehicle but the other person’s vehicle. Try to get information from all the witnesses who saw the accident.

If an insurance company calls to interview you after the accident, you can talk to them, but also remember that an insurance company will probably be looking out for its own interests more than it will be looking out for your interests. Whatever statement you will give will probably be recorded and used later.

Sometimes, it might be better to talk to an attorney first. An attorney will probably give you a free consultation if you ask for it. It really depends on how bad the accident was and what you want your outcome to be.

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