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The Carlson Law Firm : What to Do if You Have Been Involved in an Auto Accident

Last updated 6 years ago

An auto accident can be scary.  Even after minor accidents, you will likely be shaken up and a little confused on what to do next.  However, taking the right steps after your motor vehicle accident are crucial to receiving proper medical care and having your full medical bills and repair bills covered by the responsible driver’s car insurance company.  Review these steps on what you should do if you have been involved in an auto accident so you will be prepared when and if the unfortunate happens.

 

  • Report the accident - The most important thing you can do after an auto accident is to report it to the police.  This way everything can be officially recorded and investigated.  Reporting the accident immediately will help you avoid any insurance issues or problems with your personal injury case. 
  • Seek out medical care - If you have been injured, then it is vital that you seek out proper medical care.  Oftentimes, motor vehicle accident injuries like whiplash can become worse over time and seeking out the advice of a doctor can help cut down on your future medical issues.  Also, make sure that all personal injuries are thoroughly documented in case you need to fight for medical compensation. 
  • Gather information and evidence - If you are able to stay at the scene of the accident, then be sure to gather the important information you need to file your insurance claim or present your personal injury case.  Write down the other drivers contact information and insurance information.  Take pictures of the auto accident scene, car damages, and your own injuries.  Also be sure to write down the police officers information and follow up to get the case number for your auto accident. 

 

Contacting a personal injury lawyer, especially in the case of a drunk driving accident, is the best way to ensure you receive proper compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and auto accident repair costs.  At The Carlson Law Firm our personal injury attorneys specialize in motor vehicle accident law.  We can help you with your recent auto accident today! Give us a call at (888) 335-7492 for a free consultation.  Someone is available to talk to you 24/7!

 

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