I just had a car accident, what should I do now?
Follow these steps to protect yourself from further harm after an accident.
- Get yourself to a safe place. Roadways are no place to stand or linger, so pull your car off of the roadway if possible. If not, place your emergency flashing lights on, and either remain inside your vehicle, or get off to the side of the road.
- Call the police. In any situation involving an accident, you need to have a trained police investigator assess the situation. Filing a police report with your account of what happened in the accident is vital in determining who will be held responsible for the crash.
- Get medical attention as soon as you can. Car accidents often involve violent collisions that contort the body and can cause a variety of injuries. Often, hidden injuries resulting from car accidents catch victims off-guard in the days following an accident. It is important that you seek precautionary medical attention as the effects of hidden injuries such as whiplash, TMJ, and traumatic brain injury can be devastating.
- Call an experienced personal injury attorney to advise you in protecting your rights. The Dolman Law Group, will always advise you of these and other steps you should take after an accident when you call us for help. Our office number is (727) 451-6900.
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