Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: If someone has been injured, immediately call 911. If there are no injuries, you should still call the police.
Answer: You should get the names and contact information of the other drivers, take down the license plate numbers of all the cars involved in the accident, the names and contact information of witnesses at the scene, take down all the insurance information of all the drivers.
Answer: Yes, you should explain how the accident occurred, but be careful because anything you say can be used against you. Be specific and tell the police officer if you have any injuries or are feeling pain, do not overstate the severity of your injuries nor forget to mention them at all—just be honest.
Answer: Most insurance companies require their policy holders to immediately report a car accident. Insurance companies will ask general information about the accident and how it occurred. Please know that you have the legal right to consult with an attorney if you feel that it would be better for you.
Answer: We highly recommend that prior to talking with any other insurance company that you speak to a personal injury attorney. You should never give a statement because often they can force you to admit partial or full guilt without you even knowing.
Answer: You should go see a medical professional soon after an accident, although you may not feel hurt you may be. Sometimes pain may not set in until 2-3 days later after an accident.
Answer: Take pictures (if possible) of the scene, all vehicles involved, any injuries, and any damaged items.
Answer: You should contact an attorney that handles car accident cases immediately after the accident has occurred. This will ensure that you get the legal advice you need and the compensation you deserve.
Answer: You are not the best person to decide how, why, or who was at fault after an accident. Accepting blame and apologizing to another driver after an accident can be used against you as evidence of guilt at trial. A judge or jury should determine who was at fault.
Answer: It is very common for people to say things at the time of the incident that are inaccurate, or maybe even forget things at that very moment. If you consult with an attorney, they will have experience in handling cases that are similar and can help find support for your side of the story.
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