Automobile accidents are common on American roads. Luckily, most accidents are minor and only involve damage to the vehicles involved. However, one-third of all accidents involve injured persons also. A wreck can be serious, and it’s important to know what to do, in case you’re ever in one yourself.
One of the biggest errors that you can make at the scene of an accident is to leave it. Some people think that if they aren’t hurt, and the cars don’t look damaged, they can leave. Wait for the authorities to dismiss you.
Call the Police
If you don’t think that there is any damage or injury, this doesn’t mean that you should drive off without calling the police. You may still have to file a claim later, and you’ll need the police report.
Tell the officers exactly what happened. Make sure that their record of events is completely accurate. Also, you want to make sure to take pictures of the cars and of any injuries that you may have received.
Call an Attorney
After you have received any medical attention necessary and once you have filed your claim, it’s time to seek legal advice. Cases involving car accidents can be complicated to navigate on your own.
A car accident can be a major life event and the cause of a lot of stress. If you’d like to learn more about what to do after a wreck, contact A. B. Olmos & Associates PC 678-683-8500.