Tips to Remember Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident here are some tips to keep in mind:
Make sure that all parties involved in the accident are safe.
In the event that a person is injured, immediately call 911 and try to provide medical assistance until first responders arrive at the scene.
Always file a police report.
Regardless of whether anyone was injured during the accident, a police report should always be filed. It is important to document what occurred in order to protect yourself from liability.
Always exchange information with the other drivers, passengers, and witnesses to the accident.
You should always obtain these individuals’ basic contact information, license, and insurance information. In addition, it is important to obtain a copy of the police report as well as the responding officer’s information.
Document the scene of the accident.
It is important to take pictures of the damage to the vehicles as well as any road conditions that may be used as evidence in a personal injury case. In addition, try to document any injuries that were sustained in the accident.
Seek medical attention even if you do not believe you were injured.
It is important to always be treated by a physician following an accident. Many people will not present any signs or symptoms of injuries until after the accident has passed. In addition, medical problems such as internal bleeding or organ damage may not be diagnosed without being evaluated by a medical professional. Furthermore, it is important to retain a copy of all medical records following each visit.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve. Goldberg Sager & Associates is experienced in dealing with all aspects of personal injury and is dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible outcome for their case. Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at Goldberg Sager & Associates at (347) 497-3245 for a free phone consultation.