If you are ever involved in a vehicle accident, there are a few steps to take afterward. Vehicle accidents are often highly litigated. According to Just Great Lawyers, there was an 11% increase in fatalities caused by vehicular accidents in 2020 from the year before. If you’re involved in an auto accident, these tips can help you remain safe. If you are involved in a vehicle accident, those tips can help you overcome the disruption the accident causes. Contacting an attorney is always a good idea in such circumstances.
1. Move to Safety
Personal safety is The most important thing to consider after a vehicle accident. If your car breaks down or you are involved in an accident, your car should take secondary importance. After you have moved to safety, you can then contact the authorities as well as your insurance company. Your safety and well-being come first.
2. Seek Medical Attention
After your vehicular accident, you might feel okay. Your attorney will be the first to tell you that it could take a few days to notice a soft tissue injury. If you are ever involved in an accident, you should always seek medical attention. This is true even if you don’t have any apparent signs of injury. When you visit your doctor for a post-accident appointment, be sure to disclose that any potential injuries were caused by a vehicular accident. Your attorney will appreciate your discretion during the early stages of your case.
3. Contact Your Insurance Provider
After you get yourself to safety and contact a tow truck to help after your accident, it’s time to call your insurance carrier. Your insurance provider will be able to help you with decisions about the garage that handles your repairs to the improvements that are covered by your policy. Don’t delay when it comes to getting in touch with your insurance provider and being mindful you are probably speaking on a recorded phone line. Taking this step can help you avoid many headaches in the future. Your insurance company can dictate the terms of your repairs, so it only makes sense to contact them at the beginning of your claims filing process. It’s time to be proactive.
Contact us today if you’ve been involved in a vehicular accident. Our team is here to fight your case in court. Contact our office today to schedule your obligation-free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!