How to Protect Yourself After a Car Accident

October 17, 2021

You might feel panicky immediately after an accident. Your car is damaged and you are late to work. You don't want to be rushed to the hospital. Here are some steps to help you protect yourself against insurance companies. These are the 5 steps you can take to protect yourself from insurance companies.

First, be calm. It is important to not lose your cool or get hurt. It's important to avoid a car accident. However, this is not always possible. Even if you aren't seriously hurt, you shouldn't drive away from an accident scene without permission. You might be charged with hit-and-run. It's also important to ensure that the other driver is fully responsible for the accident. Don't leave the scene without permission.

Do not leave the car if you have visible injuries. Stay calm and remain in control. Any bleeding wounds should be taken to the hospital immediately. Call 911 if there are any other drivers. The police will assist you in documenting the accident and determining if you are at fault. Call the insurance company while you wait for the police officers to arrive to file a claim. People who are injured are more likely to have insurance than those who don't.

Exchange contact information with other drivers if you are at fault. You can exchange photos and other information with the other driver involved in an accident. Document what happened and what injuries you sustained. Don't share information about the accident via social media. Your insurance company is more likely to pay you less than you are entitled. These are some tips to keep in mind.

Photograph the accident scene as well as other vehicles. You can take photos and videos with your cell phone. Contact the insurance company of anyone else who sustained more severe injuries than you. You could be charged with negligence if you do not. If you require medical attention, don't forget about calling 911. It is better to call your insurance company rather than risking your safety or that of your family.

It may be difficult for the other driver to get out of their vehicle after an accident. Keep calm if this happens. Everyone should get out of their cars as quickly as possible. If you need to, dial 911 or another emergency number. Call 911 immediately to get medical attention. Keep an eye on any injured person until you are able to help them.

For information on what you can expect in terms of payment for medical bills and other damages covered under your auto policy, contact your insurance company if there have been no injuries. If you believe someone was hurt, call the police. As soon as it is safe, get out of your vehicle. You must not touch any of the items on the scene. Before you leave, remove keys from ignition and lock the doors.

Talk to an Auto Accident Lawyer in your area

Last and most crucial step is to speak with your lawyer immediately after an accident to discuss filing a claim for damages or injuries you or others sustained in the crash. Also, make sure you have copies for all documents related to your collision. These documents will be required by your attorney if they are needed later. Be prepared! Talking to anyone about this matter is a bad idea until you speak to our experienced personal injury lawyer at the Beharry Law Firm who can advise you on all possible options.

If you or a loved one were recently injured in a car accident, contact our car accident lawyer for a FREE consultation . . . .

Michael D. Beharry, Esq.

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