Car accidents, work accidents, and other personal injury accidents happen in the blink of an eye. Here’s how to be ready for them.
What happens if you’re in your car and someone rear-ends you? What about if you slip and fall in a grocery store? The question is always the same: what now?
Call Emergency Medical Services
If you or someone you know was injured in the accident, the number one concern is your or their health. Prompt and thorough medical attention can reduce the risk of serious injuries and even prevent death.
Collect Insurance Information
If you are involved in an accident, you must get the other driver’s insurance information. Collect insurance information for every driver involved, including first and last name, contact phone number, and home address. If you fail to collect this information, then the driver may leave and virtually disappear forever. If you are injured at a store, you can get this information later, as the store won’t go anywhere.
Photograph the Accident Scene
After the accident, the scene will be cleaned to prevent further accidents, so capturing as many photos as you can, the better. Take pictures from multiple vantage points around the accident site. Take pictures of the cars involved as well as any debris. Include photos of any road conditions or tire marks that reveal where the cars led up to the impact.
If you fall or trip in a store, be sure to take a picture. The managers may attempt to clean it or remove the evidence after you’re gone.
Call the Local Authorities
Always call the police after an accident. A police report must be filed for both insurers and your attorney. The report will have all the necessary information needed for your claim, like the date, the time, and the accident location. You can also request a copy of the drafted police report or request your records’ report number.
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