Nobody ever plans on being involved in a car accident. However, if you do find yourself in that situation, be sure to remember the following 5 tips:
Always Get a Police Report Written Up.
Even if there is minimal property damage, police reports help when dealing with the insurance company. If the responsible driver tries to change the story when reporting the accident to the insurance company, a police report will set the story straight.
Take Lots of Pictures
Pictures provide evidence to the insurance company that can increase the value of your claim. Be sure to take pictures of your vehicle's damage, the other vehicle's damage, damaged possessions, cuts, scrapes, bruises, the accident scene, and the drivers driver's license and insurance information.
Ask the Other Driver Questions About the Accident
The other driver's statements can be used against them if they accept fault at the scene. Ask lots of questions about why the accident happened, if he/she was on the phone, and if he/she was driving for work.
Never Say I'm Not Hurt or that the Accident Was Your Fault
Why? Usually, most people don't start feeling the symptoms until the adrenaline wears off a few hours after the accident. Never take responsibility for the accident. Even if you think the accident was your fault, it might not actually be your fault.
If You are in Pain, Seek Medical Treatment ASAP
If you are in pain you need to seek appropriate medical treatment. If you are concerned you may have a concussion, broken bone, or internal bleeding, seek emergency care immediately. If you are exhibiting symptoms of whiplash, try to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. Any time you need to deal with medical treatment because of an accident, it is always wise to contact a trusted personal injury attorney.
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