Nothing is scarier than being in a car accident. This is especially true if you find yourself injured. Instead of panicking, you need to stay calm and make sure that you do everything that you need to do.
Here are some things that you need to do if you were injured in a car accident.
Call the police
As soon as you make sure both you, your passengers, and anybody else that was in the accident is not suffering from life-threatening injuries, it is important that you call the police. He or she will file a report that you will need for the insurance company.
Take pictures and document everything
You are going to need to take pictures of the accident scene (and location). Make sure that you get pictures of the vehicles from all angles, along with the area. You also need to make sure that you take pictures of stop signs and other signage, in case any invasive companies need to figure out who is at fault for the accident.
Seek medical attention
As soon as you have talked to the police, it is important that you seek any medical attention that you may need. Even if you feel fine, you should get checked out because your injuries could show up in a few days. If they do, your insurance company (or the other one) may not accept that these injuries occurred due to the accident if you did not immediately seek medical attention after the wreck
Talk to a lawyer as soon as you can
You should also talk to a lawyer who specializes in automobile accidents. He or she will make sure that you are protected, in case anything happens.
Though you may start to panic when you are in an accident, you need to remain calm. Call the police, take pictures, and get the medical care that you need. Then, talk to a lawyer so you are protected. If you have been in an accident, don't hesitate to contact us today. We will be glad to talk to you about your options.