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Things To Do When Injured In A Car Accident

Accidents do occur even when you are driving safely. Depending on the extent of the accident, when you did not cause the accident, it better to apply for a personal accident lawsuit. But before you get to that point, there are several things to do on the scene of the accident. If it’s a minor injury, then you can move the car aside to avoid causing more accidents. If there are injuries the first thing to do, if you can, is to make a call to 911 for immediate help. At the time you may not get the phone to make the call instead have someone else call 911.

Check out on the passengers to know if they have major injuries from the accident. If they are affected, move them out of the car to be safe and place road safety sign to avoid causing more accidents. If you or the passenger are severely injured do not try to move instead wait for paramedics to assist you on this. On the other hand you can apply first aid to the passenger if they are not badly injured using the safety kit on the car as you wait for paramedics.

Ensure that you capture all the details of the vehicle that caused the accident. You need the driver’s name, driving license number, car make, color, license plate, and the insurance company. If you can, capture the images of the accident from different sides to get more solid evidence. Note that you need to get the exact location of the accident, the timing, and witnesses if there is any.

Make sure that police in that area has recorded the accident. Record the detail of the police officer on site, the name, badge number, and the station. Get a copy of the information collected from the police for easier reference.

After you get treatment, follow the right procedure for filing a personal injury lawsuit for compensation. To do this you need to get a personal injury laws suit attorney who will help you in preparation of the lawsuit and also who will represent you during the hearing. Note that you need to keep track of your medical condition after the accident, the medication used, the amount of money paid for the treatment for easier reference. Also you need to have proof on the effect of the accident to your personal and public life like whether you suffered from stress and trauma. Note also if the accident leads to loss of a job when you cannot conduct daily duties, you need to include this on the lawsuit so that you can get better compensation.