What To Do When You Get In A Car Accident – Silver & Silver

Car AccidentIf you have been in a car accident, it’s important to know how to proceed. After assessing any damage to yourself, it is imperative that you move forward in such a way to ensure your safety and security. Be sure to move your vehicle, if possible, off the road onto the shoulder. If your car cannot be moved, put on your hazards to let other drivers know your car isn’t moving anytime soon. At this point, you want to turn off your car and step out to take a breath, after ensuring it is safe to do so. If any other parties are involved, take the time to check on their well-being and call 911 if anyone may be harmed, as even dizziness can be a sign of further injury. Now, you will want to call the police. Having a police report can be crucial when dealing with insurance companies and the other drivers. You don’t want to confess or avoid blame, but be sure to cooperate fully. Allow the police to survey the scene and impartially determine who, if anyone, is at fault. While the police are reviewing the scene, try to collect as much information as possible. Some valuable information you can collect would be:

  • Names of all parties involved and their contact info
  • License plate numbers
  • Any insurance information
  • Make/Model of all involved vehicles
  • Name/badge number of any police officers
  • Location of the accident

In addition to the above, it’s also a great idea to take pictures of the accident, as this may prove useful later on. This would be a great time to reach out to your local car accident attorneys, Silver & Silver.

After the Accident

Contacting an attorney is an incredibly important step when dealing with the aftermath of a car accident. The esteemed law firm of Silver & Silver represent clients who are experiencing anguish at the fault of another. Insurance companies aim to settle your claim for as little as they possibly can, and many people accept a lowball settlement and relinquish their right to any future care, rather than fight for the compensation you deserve. The prestigious attorneys at Silver & Silver want to guarantee you receive full compensation for the suffering you’ve been subjected to. This compensation should include coverage of medical bills, damages to your property, any loss of income you have experienced due to the accident, and any other possible considerations that relate to your case. If you or a loved one have been in a car accident, contact the compassionate attorneys at Silver & Silver today at 561-279-3911, to claim what you are rightfully due.