In many cases, a car accident can be a life altering event. Even if you are only involved in a minor fender bender, this is sure to throw your life into a tizzy for a few days. There are many things you can do to help yourself after a car accident.
1. Above all else, receive immediate medical attention if you are injured. Don’t make the mistake of “thinking you are alright” and attempting to leave the scene of the accident. If you are injured, even in the slightest, you should receive medical attention.
2. If uninjured, exchange information with the other party. Most importantly, make sure you obtain their insurance information.
3. Call the police. Having a police report can often times strengthen your case with an insurance company and/or in the court of law.
4. Do you believe you have a lawsuit? If so, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. In the meantime, don’t make any statements to insurance companies.
If you are in a car accident, try to follow the advice above.