The Five Steps You Should Take After A Car Crash
After a minor car accident, most drivers feel stunned and disoriented. A severe accident amplifies these emotions and can add a physical injury to the mix. It can be difficult to know what to do in the aftermath of a car accident.
The compassionate attorneys at Clark, Jones & Ruyle, LLC, want to help you understand what to do following an accident involving a car or any type of motor vehicle. These are five crucial steps that you can take after an accident, small or large.
- Get medical help
Before anything else, seek medical treatment. Call an ambulance if your injuries are severe. Remember, not all injuries appear right away. Your injuries may not appear until weeks or months after the crash.
- Contact the police
Call the police so that they can fill out a police report.
- Get the information of the other party and any witnesses
Get the name, license plate number, insurance information and contact information of the other driver or drivers involved in the crash. You should also get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
- Document the scene
Even if the police write a formal report, document the scene of the accident yourself by taking pictures with a phone or camera.
- Consult an attorney
Do not speak to any representatives from your insurance company or the other driver’s. Instead, get representation from a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies want to low-ball you instead of offering adequate compensation. A lawyer can stand up for your rights and work to recover the amount you need.
Ask Us More About Car Accidents
You can learn more about what to do after your car accident by contacting Clark, Jones & Ruyle, LLC, at our office in Santa Fe. We offer free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting us. To reach us, call 505-820-1825 or send us an email.