When you are in a car accident, everything stops for a brief period before the chaos begins. Your life can be turned upside down in a matter of minutes.
What to Do After a Car Accident
That is why it is essential to understand what to do if you’ve been in a car accident. If you, your passengers, or other people are injured, the most critical step is getting medical attention, so call 911 immediately. If you can, move the vehicle to the side of the road to prevent endangering other drivers, and keep you and your passengers safe.
In the case of a minor accident, collect information about the other driver, including name, address, make, and model of the vehicle, and the license plate number, driver’s license number, and insurance company. Use your cell phone to take photos. If the other driver appears angry or upset, remain calm and avoid doing or saying anything that could escalate the situation. Wait for a law enforcement officer to arrive. The officer will take your statement and do a preliminary investigation to determine if they will file charges.
Contact a Utah Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered injuries, you would benefit from contacting a personal injury attorney to represent you.
A U with Robert J. Debry & Associates can help you navigate the obstacles that come with putting your life back together after a car accident. Soon after a car accident, you can expect an insurance company to call. If another driver was at fault, an insurance company representative might ask questions or make a settlement offer. Don’t give an insurance company information that it can use to prevent you from getting compensation for injury or loss. A car accident can leave you physically disabled, in chronic pain, and can cause financial losses.
To Wrap Up
Let your personal attorney be the liaison between you and the insurance company.