What to do After a Car Accident
It is not unusual to be in a state of shock after an accident. You may be so shaken up that it’s difficult to remember exactly what happened and all of the facts.
It’s very important to document as much of the needed information as possible at the time of the accident. If you are physically able, call 911 from the scene. When the police arrive, they will survey the situation, document the accident and take statements from witnesses. Pictures are very helpful. If you have a cell phone take photos of both cars involved and the scene. Record the weather conditions, road obstructions and any other details that could be helpful.
In order to get all of the facts about the accident documented, there are a few things that you will need to know. Some of the information that you may be asked by an insurance company or car accident attorney may include:
- How did the accident happen?
- Who caused the accident?
- Do you have any photos?
- What are the names of the drivers involved?
- What were the conditions of the road at the time of the accident?
- What was the weather? Ice? Snow? Fog? Rain?
- Where there any road obstructions that caused the accident?
- If so, where were obstructions and what were they?
- Who were the passengers in the car?
- Was anyone hurt in the accident?
- If so, what are the injuries?
- Were there any witnesses? Do you have their contact information?
- Do you have a police report?
It is imperative that you hire or at least consult with an accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident — especially if you are thinking about pursuing a legal action. An accident attorney will fight on your behalf for the money you deserve. If you do not have an attorney, Apex Legal Funding will find you an experienced attorney, who can provide you with the best legal representation possible; at no cost to you.
Please contact us with any questions you may have. We are here to help.