If you’re ever in an auto accident, then it’s critical to take a few steps right away to ensure you have the best chance possible of getting a proper settlement. You also need to do certain things so that you won’t suffer from further injury or damage, which could make your situation much worse.
Here are some tips on what to do following an auto accident to protect yourself.
Pull Over to a Safe Spot ASAP
After getting into an accident, pull over to a safe spot immediately. This means you’re out of traffic and you don’t risk getting hit again. If you were a pedestrian or riding your bike, head to the sidewalk right away.
Go to the Hospital
After you collect the proof you need at the scene of the accident — including witness statements, photographs, a police record, and the other driver’s insurance information — then go to the hospital for treatment. If you don’t, your injury could get worse and you may not have the proof to get a settlement to pay for your medical bills. Make sure you follow your doctor’s treatment plan as well.
Get Your Car Fixed
If you drive around with a broken bumper or some other damage to your car, then it could only result in more damage. Take your car to the mechanic as soon as possible to not only fix the damage that was done in the accident, but to get a full inspection to ensure that nothing else was damaged.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates if you need a lawyer after getting injured in an auto accident. We assist clients throughout Westchester County, and the best part is, we provide a free consultation. Get in touch today at (914) 328-8800.