What You Should Do Following a Car Accident

What You Should Do Following a Car Accident

Far too often, individuals are involved in a car accident and do or say something they’re not supposed to. Or they miss doing something that is beneficial to them and as a result, they fail to properly move forward and hold the negligent party accountable.

There are very important steps to take after a car accident that can help you protect your rights to pursue compensation for the damages you have sustained.

Getting the Proper Evidence

This means asking for contact information and driver’s license information from the negligent party, as well as their insurance information. You also want to take pictures of the scene of the accident, the damage to all vehicles involved, and any visible injuries you may have sustained as a result.

Speaking with Witnesses

If there are individuals around who may have witnessed the crash, speak with them to get their side of the story. You can also get their contact information to send to your insurance company or legal team to help follow up and build evidence on your behalf.

Calling the Right Parties

Call the local authorities to report the accident, especially if the individual is trying to leave the scene. You also want to call for medical attention if necessary—or go to the hospital to get checked on. This can help you start the recovery process, as well as get you medical records that can be used to help your case.

Speak with a Lawyer

Speaking with a lawyer is a very important step as this can protect your rights. The negligent party’s insurance company may try to get a recorded statement from you. Your lawyer can speak on your behalf and prevent the insurance company from taking advantage of you.

At Roman & Gaynor, our Clearwater car accident lawyers have a firm understanding of the ways you can keep your rights protected while pursuing the compensation and justice you deserve. Trust that we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Call our firm today at (727) 877-1212 and discuss your rights.

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