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5 Steps To Take After A Car Accident
Most of us will be involved in at least one car accident in our lifetime. Even if the accident is minor, it can still be nerve-wracking to deal with. Fortunately, knowing what to do after an accident will make it easier for cope with one.
Move Your Vehicle
You will need to move your car in order to keep another accident from happening. If you cannot move your vehicle, then you will need to use turn on your hazard lights.
Make Sure Everyone is Okay
You will need to check to make sure no one is injured. If you suspect that someone is injured, then you will need to call 911 immediately. You will also need to contact the police and file a report.
Document the Accident
You will need to document the accident by taking photos. It is also important to get the contact information of the other driver. This includes their name, insurance information, license plate and address. If there are witnesses, then you will also need to get their information. Avoid signing any documents unless the insurance agent or police tells you to do this.
Keep Track of All Your Medical Bills
You will need to have copies of your medical bills in order to support your claim. You will also need to keep a copy of your doctor’s reports.
Contact Wischmeyer Law
You will need the help of a Franklin personal injury lawyer if you have been hurt in a car accident. In many cases, car insurance companies do not provide people with a fair compensation. In fact, car insurance companies profit by not giving people a fair compensation.