Being in a car accident can be a frightening experience. This is especially true if you have sustained a few injuries as a result of the collision.
As challenging as it may be not to panic, you should try to stay as calm as possible. Here are the steps you should take after an accident. Whether you or the other driver is at fault, you should never leave the scene of an accident. This includes major and minor accidents. Stay at the scene until a police officer arrives.
A police officer will arrive at the scene and assess the situation. The officer will ask questions and complete a police report. Remember to get a copy of the report. Your insurance company may require you to forward a copy of it to them.
When you talk to a police officer, it can be easy to get nervous and get off track. However, you should resist the urge to make accusations or speculations about the accidents. Tell the police about your experience. Don’t try to second-guess what the other driver was doing or thinking.
This is important. Ask for the driver’s name, address, insurance information and contact number. Forward this information to your lawyer.
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