After a severe car accident, you may have questions and concerns. Consult these FAQs to find out what to do, how to prepare, and where to turn after a car accident.
Get medical help if needed.
Exchange insurance and personal contact information with the other driver.
Get witness statements.
Document the scene with notes and photographs.
Be careful not to admit guilt to anyone (police, the other driver, witnesses, etc.).
Save all medical bills and documentation of injury.
Many states require you to report a car accident to the police. However, it’s also crucial in a personal injury case that you have an official police report with details about the accident. It can also help with insurance claims. Therefore, report even minor accidents to local law enforcement.
It’s essential to document everything about the crash as quickly as possible after the accident. Some of the things to write down include:
1. The driver’s name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, etc.
2. The other car’s license plate number, manufacturer, make, model, and color.
3. The weather conditions.
4. Road conditions (debris in the road, etc.).
5. Witnesses’ contact information and statements.
6. Every day after the accident, keep notes about your injury, pain, and symptoms. Jot down details about sleep patterns, anxiety, and other effects of the accident.
Depending on where you live and the circumstances of the car accident, your options for compensation may vary widely. However, some of your options are:
File a claim with the other driver’s insurance company.
File a claim with your own insurance company for medical assistance for injuries sustained in the accident.
If the other driver doesn’t have insurance, and you have “uninsured motorist” coverage, you can file a claim for that.
You might have the option to file a “third-party car insurance claim” as well.
You may have a case to file a lawsuit against the other party if they are at fault. Their insurance company may pay for damages.
There is no set timeline for cases like these. Every situation is different, some may be resolved quickly without incident, and others may take more time.
Typically, you must prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident and that you were utterly fault-free. Sometimes, this can be tricky to prove, and it’s helpful to have a trusted, reliable attorney working with you.
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