05 Feb After Car Accidents: Your Checklist for Protecting Your Rights (Pt. 1)
Motor vehicle accidents can be disorienting and distressing, but keeping a clear head and knowing what to do in the immediate aftermath of them can be crucial to protecting your claims to compensation later.
Given that it may have been some time since you’ve been in a traffic collision, in this two-part blog series, we will provide some checklists that can help you in the event that you are in a car accident. Keeping the points on these lists in mind can be pivotal to ensuring that you have the best claim moving forward, and this will be essential to obtaining the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.
If, however, you or a loved one is currently recovering from your car accident injuries, you can get experienced help and aggressive legal advocacy by contacting the Phoenix car accident attorneys at the Law Office of Richard Langerman today.
After Car Accidents: What to Do Immediately After a Collision
- Call 911 – If you are involved in a traffic accident that is more serious than a fender bender, calling for emergency medical help is a good idea. Not only can emergency responders better assess the extent of the involved parties’ injuries, but police who arrive at the scene can play a crucial role in helping clean up the debris, facilitating the exchange of info between you and other parties, and ultimately investigating the collision (and possibly even assigning fault in it).
- Assess the injuries – As you are calling 911, quickly evaluate whether anyone involved in the traffic accident was seriously injured. Reporting this upfront when you make the 911 call can allow the authorities to remit the proper amount of help (such as, for instance, multiple ambulances if there are multiple people with severe injuries).
- Wait at the scene – Once you’ve contacted 911, don’t leave the scene of the accident, as this could result in you being charged with hit-and-run later.
Don’t miss the upcoming second part of this blog series for some more checklists that will help you protect your rights after car accidents.
Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman
When you need the best representation after car accidents, the Phoenix car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will be ready to fight for you.
For nearly three decades, our attorneys have been representing clients and aggressively defending their rights both inside and outside of the courtroom against defense attorneys, corporate lawyers and insurance company agents alike. In addition to having extensive experience handling motor vehicle accident lawsuits, our attorneys are also skilled at overseeing product liability cases, insurance bad faith cases and various other types of personal injury cases.
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