Okay, I’ve been in a car accident. What should I do first?
First and foremost, make sure you are in a safe place. This should be common sense, but we have received calls from the middle of the road. Protect yourself and your passengers from further injury. Next, make sure you contact the police. A trained police investigation is essential to your case. Third, find out if there were any witnesses including cameras. Should you be found at fault or if there is any doubt as to the liability of the other driver, witness statements and video recordings can turn the tide in your favor. Although, the vast majority of police investigations will take such matter into account, this is your case not theirs. Next, get checked out by a medical provider. Injuries from car accidents can be slow to develop. Adrenaline and other protections our bodies have built in can keep us from realizing our injuries for quite some time. Your case will require immediate examination and diagnosis from a trained medical professional. Finally, call experienced, dedicated personal injury attorneys to protect your rights because insurance companies will move fast.
Call the personal injury lawyers at Horlacher Necci today for a free consultation regarding your case toll free at (855) 210-2050.