What to Do After a Car Accident
Each day, more than 100 people are killed in car accidents across the United States, with thousands more individuals sustaining life-threatening injuries. Often, the irresponsible, careless behaviors of other drivers are the causes of these accidents. Because car accidents occur with such frequency, it is imperative for even the safest of all drivers to understand what to do after a car accident.
After the Crash
After a car accident, remember to follow these important steps:
- Check for injuries. If you or another person is injured, immediately call for emergency assistance.
- Move to a safe location. Remove yourself from the dangers of oncoming traffic.
- File an accident report. Contact a police officer and answer any questions he or she asks about the accident. Only speak about the accident with the officer, not with any other party involved. Afterward, ask how to obtain a copy of the report.
- Collect information. Gather the other party’s name, address, phone number, vehicle identification number, and insurance information.
- Report the accident to your insurance company. It is best to do this while you are still at the scene or as soon as possible.
After the accident, you may want to consider pursuing legal action if you have been seriously injured or suffered other extensive losses.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, contact the Wisconsin motor vehicle attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.