Nobody gets behind the wheel with the idea that they are going to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, many people find themselves in this position every year.
Some accidents are minor, meaning that both parties can exchange insurance information and move on from that point. Others, however, require much more attention to detail.
Here are three things you must do after a motor vehicle accident in which you are injured:
1. Wait for medical help to arrive. Regardless of your injuries, you don’t want to do something that could make your situation worse. Once an ambulance arrives, you will be in good hands.
2. Collect contact information from the other party, as well as witnesses. This is easier said than done, especially in the event that you are injured. If possible, however, you should collect as much of this information as possible.
3. Keep quiet until you speak with a personal injury attorney. The last thing you want to do is speak with an insurance company that wants nothing more than for you to settle for less money than you deserve. Your legal team can take care of all these details for you, making sure you get a fair deal.
If you are ever injured in a motor vehicle accident, follow these three steps. Doing so will put you in a better position moving forward.