You got into an auto accident. Now, you’re wondering: What should I do?
Most people don’t know the proper steps to take until it’s too late. By being prepared and learning about these steps just in case, you and your passengers will be protected should an accident occur.
Call the Police
It’s critical to call the police and generate a police report of what happened. Be as truthful and honest as possible.
While you’re on the scene, write down what happened so that you have it for your personal records. Also, ask witnesses for statements and get their contact information in case you need to follow up later on. Take photographs of the scene of the accident and visible injuries/damage to your belongings or your passengers’ belongings. Take photos of the other driver’s license and license plate as well. Get their insurance information, and note the locations of any video cameras.
Go to the Doctor
Next up, you need to go to the doctor. Ask for a full checkup, including X-rays. Stay on top of the treatment plan your doctor gives you.
Call a Lawyer
A personal injury lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company so that you can get what you deserve. Your case will likely be settled out of court, and your lawyer will work hard to get you the highest settlement possible.
Get in Touch With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and need representation, then contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates for help. We assist clients throughout Westchester County and we offer you a free consultation. Get in touch now at (914) 328-8800