Accidents are normal occurrences in everyday life. It’s normal for panic and fear to set in during these situations. However, it’s very important to know how to act and what to do in the aftermath of a car accident. The legal team at the Ramey Law Firm has produced a comprehensive guideline for you and your loved ones to follow to help keep your car accident case strong.
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Keep Your Composure
Being struck by a negligent driver can send your emotions into a frenzy, but do your best to remain composed. Not doing so can cause an anger outburst on the other driver. Take deep breaths and begin to calm yourself so you can handle the situation better on the sidewalk or other safe area.
Don’t Let the Other Driver Leave
No matter how minor the accident is, don’t let the other driver leave the scene. Even if you experience no injuries or pain, they may arise at a later time and you’ll regret walking away from the situation. Ask the driver to remain on location in the nicest way possible. If there are any witnesses, ask them to stay as well. If you’re the victim of a hit and run, try to get a picture of all vehicles involved or make a mental note of everything you can.
It’s very important to contact the authorities as soon as the accident happens. Waiting even a couple of hours may be too late and you may not get a police report for your claim or lawsuit. Calling the authorities will additionally help injuries be treated accordingly by emergency personnel.
A driver’s license, insurance information, license plate numbers and contact information are important pieces for your legal case. Make sure to get them all from the other driver while you wait for police to arrive. Additionally, take photos of the car wreck, injuries and other damages suffered. If there are any witnesses in the area, ask them if they would be willing to provide authorities with their version of the events and write down their contact information.
Once police arrive, make your voice be heard. Tell police what happened from your perspective with as much detail as possible. It may not feel good to incriminate someone else, but in those moments, you need to look out for yourself.
We’ll Handle It
A car accident caused by a negligent driver can bring insurmountable physical and emotional pain, but don’t worry; we’ll help you deal with the aftermath. At the Ramey Law Firm, we understand how difficult life after an accident can be for you and your loved ones, but don’t handle it alone.
Let our personal injury attorney listen to your story and create a solid plan on your behalf. If you’re ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, contact our office in Dallas today.