Steps to Do After a Car Crash: Stay Calm and Composed
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10 things to do after a Car Crash

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Being involved in a car crash is a traumatizing experience. Immediately, you may be overwhelmed by adrenaline, confusion, fear, anxiety, and pain. After a crash it’s not always easy to make rational decisions. The most important thing you can do is to maintain your composure and keep calm. According to the expert car crash lawyers at GOLDLAW, here are the ten things you should do following a car crash.

1. STAY AT THE SCENE

It’s crucial to remain at the accident scene, especially if injuries and/or property damage is involved. You or other parties may need medical attention, and leaving the scene could results in unforeseen legal consequences.

2. CHECK FOR INJURIES

First, check yourself and passengers in your vehicle for any injuries. If there are injuries requiring medical attention, call emergency services immediately.

3. GET TO SAFETY!

If it’s safe to do so, and your vehicle is causing a hazard, move it off the road to prevent any further accidents. If the vehicle is unable to move, turn on the hazard lights to warn other drivers.

4. CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT

Call the police to report the car crash. They will arrive at the scene, assess the situation, and write an official incident report, which may be necessary for insurance purposes.

5. EXCHANGE INFORMATION

Exchange information with the other driver(s) involved in the car crash. Make sure you obtain the following: names, contact information, license plate numbers, insurance information, and driver’s license information. Be sure to provide your information if requested.

6. GET DOCUMENTATION

Take photos/videos of the car crash scene, including vehicles and damage done to them, skid marks, and any injuries suffered. Photos and videos may be useful for insurance claims and if legal proceedings arise.

7. GATHER INFORMATION FROM WITNESSES

If there are witnesses to the crash, try to obtain their names and contact information. Their statements are potentially valuable when determining fault and/or liability.

8. REPORT THE ACCIDENT TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY

Notify your insurance carrier about the accident ASAP. Provide accurate details, and follow instructions regarding the claims process.

9. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION

Even if you don’t have visible injuries, it’s recommended to seek medical attention after an accident to get checked out. Some injuries often have delayed symptoms, so it’s important to have a medical professional make an assessment about your condition, and provide necessary treatment.

10. CONSULT WITH A GOLDLAW CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER!

If the crash caused significant injuries or severe property damage, it is crucial to consult with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling car accident cases. Why should the experts at GOLDLAW be the law firm you choose:

  • GOLDLAW has the financial resources many firms don’t, allowing the firm to battle the insurance industry.
  • GOLDLAW has experienced, board-certified lawyers that handle ONLY personal injury cases.
  • GOLDLAW has served the needs and supported the West Palm Beach community for over 20 years! Our lawyers and support staff live here, the firm is locally owned, and we truly care about your well-being!

If you have been in a car accident, contact GOLDLAW online or call us at 561-222-2222 to receive your COMPLIMENTARY consultation!