1. Your first priority is to seek medical care for anyone who might have been injured.
2. Report the accident to the police and make sure a police report is filed.
3. Record the name, address, and telephone number of the other party and all witnesses.
4. Get insurance information such as the insurance agent, policy and insurance company.
5. Take photographs if possible of the location and damaged property.
6. Be careful of what you say. Remember not to provide a statement to anyone until you consult with a lawyer.
7. Seek the advice of an experienced California injury attorney immediately to begin protecting your rights.
Auto accidents claim the lives of thousands of Americans and cause untold injuries each year.
With increasing dependency on cars for transportation, you are likely to be involved in at least one auto accident in your lifetime. Auto accidents are stressful situations that need to be handled with discretion for liability purposes. Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY can help you with this process. We have successfully been handling auto accident cases for 40 years.
If you are in an auto accident, it is important to stay calm in order to take the appropriate steps that follow. Always remember to call the police. Even if no one was injured, it is essential to file an accident report with a reliable source. Insurance companies must determine fault in an auto accident and the police report will serve as a verifiable account.
Gather all necessary information from the scene of the auto accident. Obtain as many details as possible from the other driver such as their name, contact information, driver´s license number, insurance information, and anything else that may be related to the auto accident. Never sign anything or admit fault, anything you say at the scene can be held against you legally. If you can, take the names and contact information from any witnesses. This will be useful if the insurance companies need second-hand accounts to verify liability. If you have a camera, take pictures of the auto accident, gathering as much information and footage as possible. These are important steps to follow after an auto accident to ensure your health, safety, and interests are protected.
Auto accident victims who believe they are injured should seek medical attention immediately. Many troubling injuries that are caused by an auto accident may be initially disguised by minor pain. Common serious injuries include head, brain injuries, whiplash, paralysis, bone and, muscle injuries. Your doctor can evaluate, diagnose, and document any serious injuries you have suffered.
Contact your insurance company regarding the auto accident as soon as possible. Give the agent information about the involved parties, and witnesses, and all the details of the accident, so that they can assess your case. Your insurance company and the other party´s insurance company will handle the details of liability and compensation.
While insurance companies exist to protect people in the event of loss, these companies do not always look out for your best interests. When it comes to compensating you for your losses and suffering after an auto accident, insurers will often try to offer the lowest amount possible. If you feel you have not been adequately compensated for your auto accident loses or if you have suffered personal injury or loss of property, it is important to contact an attorney to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is important to contact a qualified attorney to help ensure that you are compensated for any losses. You may be able to file a claim to seek compensation for your property damages, medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages. To learn more about auto accidents, please contact Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY for a free consultation today. We will evaluate the facts of your case to determine liability and help you receive fair compensation for your losses.
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