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As anyone who has been in an auto-accident can tell you, the aftermath of an accident can be an incredibly stressful and confusing time. As our minds race, it can be easy to forget simple, yet important details, information, and actions that may be very important later. At Rafael Shpelfogel Law Offices, we specialize in injury and accident lawsuits, and help those involved in auto accidents every day. With an understanding of how difficult things can be directly after an accident, we have created a short list of steps that you should make sure to take should you ever be involved in an auto accident.
Make sure that you are somewhere safe
Your safety is your number one priority. This is why the first and most important thing to do after being involved in an accident is to make sure that you are somewhere safe. If you are on a freeway and waiting for assistance to arrive, never wait in your vehicle as a careless driver may strike it.
Assess the Situation
Make sure that you, , as well as anyone else involved in the accident is okay, or if there is anyone in need of medical attention.
It is extremely important to get all of the necessary information about anyone else involved in the accident including: Other Drivers Name, License Plate Number, Address, Phone Number, Car Make and Model, Drivers License Number, Insurance Company, and Policy Number.
Document the Damage
Take careful note of any and all damages to your vehicle that hasoccurred as a result of the accident. If you carry a cellular phone with a camera, it is a good idea to take several pictures in order to provide visual proof of the damage.
File an Accident Report
A police report containing the details of the accident is important to the process of determining who was at fault.
Contact an attorney
Once the accident has been documented and report filed, it is essential that you contact an attorney to act on your behalf right away. Never speak to, or answer questions, to anyone from the other party’s insurance provider, as insurance representatives are notorious for twisting words to make it appear as if you were at fault. Leave all of the talking to your legal representative.
If you are ever involved in an auto accident, just follow these six simple steps to make sure that you will be okay and have all of the information you need to move forward.
And remember, the legal experts and personal injury attorneys at Rafael Shpelfogel Law Offices specialize in auto-accidents, and are available anytime to ensure that you receive all of the medical care and compensation that you need after an accident.
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