For most, car accidents are a once in a lifetime occurrence. Drivers involved in a car accident may not know what to do after the accident because of lack of experience, adrenalin, injuries, or confusion.
There are a few steps every driver should take to ensure that they have everything they need to successfully file a claim or personal injury action against the at-fault driver.
Step 1: Collect the other driver’s information including the at-fault driver’s license information, address, and insurance information.
Without this information it may be difficult to track down the other driver after the accident or file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance.
Step 2: Take pictures of injuries, damage to your vehicle, and the surrounding area.
Pictures of the damage, injuries, and accident scene can help support your claim against the at-fault driver. Without pictures, the insurance company may under value your injuries and damages.
Step 3: Get checked out at a hospital or urgent care.
Injuries may not show up for days or weeks after the accident. It is important to build a record of your injuries starting on the day of the accident.
Remembering these three steps after a car accident will help you tremendously in pursuing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance. A personal injury attorney can assist you through these three steps as well. If you’ve recently been injured because of a negligent driver’s actions, give our team at Paynter Law a call today.