Steps To Take After a Car Accident

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Do you know the next steps to take if you are in a motor vehicle accident? Knowing what steps to take to protect yourself and your legal rights is essential. Many do not know what to do after an accident, which can lead to severe consequences. We will outline the steps after a car accident, including contacting a lawyer and filing a claim with your insurance company.

If you are in a car accident, you should stop your vehicle and turn on your hazard lights. You can pull your car to a safe area to avoid blocking traffic if it’s a minor accident without any injuries. However, if the accident is severe or there are injuries, do not move your vehicle and call 911 for help.

The police make and file a report, which is needed to report an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. If the police believe that one of the drivers caused the accident, they may issue them a citation or arrest them.

You will want to contact your insurance company immediately after the accident to file a claim. The other driver’s insurance should cover your repairs if the accident were their fault.

If you or someone else sustains injuries from the accident, you might also want to contact a personal injury lawyer. An attorney can explain your legal rights and options and represent you in court.

Finally, it is essential to track all expenses related to the accident, including medical bills, repair costs, and lost wages. This documentation will be vital if you need to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Time is of the essence after a car accident and taking immediate action will preserve your legal rights. By following these steps, you can ensure that you are in the best possible position to recover from the accident.

You deserve the best representation after a car accident. Hiring Meyers & Flowers will allow us to build your case and recover maximum compensation for injuries, contact us today by phone (815) 223-0230 or complete an online free evaluation.

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