It's a fact of life: Car accidents happen. If you're in a car accident, you may feel shaken, scared, and confused. You might not know what to do next. That's why we put together this guide on protecting yourself after a car accident. We'll tell you what steps to take to keep yourself safe and secure, both physically and legally.
What to Do Immediately After a Car Accident
If you have been in a car accident, you must act quickly. Among the things you should do are:
- Check for injuries
- Call the police
- Get information from the other driver
- Exchange insurance information
- Document the accident scene
- Notify your insurance company
Filing an Insurance Claim
After a car accident, it is important to know what to do. Filing an insurance claim is one of the most important steps.
When you are in an accident, stay calm and call the police. Exchange information with the other drivers involved in the accident, including name, phone number, insurance company, and policy number. Document the scene of the accident with photos or video.
If anyone is injured, call an ambulance. Do not move anyone who is injured. Once you have taken all of these steps, contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
When you call your insurance company, be prepared to give them the following information:
- Your name
- The name of the other driver
- The license plate number of the other car
- The make and model of the other car
- The insurance policy numbers for both cars
- The date, time, and location of the accident
To Wrap Things Up
If you have been in a car accident, contact an attorney immediately. Reid B. Wissner is a car accident lawyer who can advise you on getting your deserved compensation. Having worked in the New York court system for more than 30 years, he knows the system inside and out. His goal is to get you the compensation and treatment you deserve.
Our office is located in New York City. Contact the Law Offices of Reid B. Wissner at 212-406-9288 for a free consultation today.