Accidents happen, we are human beings and we make mistakes, it just part of life. Being in a car accident can be one of the scariest things you could go through in life. It only takes a few seconds for your life to change drastically. Auto accidents can result in extremely serious injuries that often require extensive long-term care for the victims. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, you should seek the advice of an experienced Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible. Deputy and Mizell is here to give you some legal steps to take after a car accident.
Legal Steps to Take After a Car Accident
Step 1. Call 911.
If you are injured, then calling 911 will allow for you to be checked out by an ambulance as soon as possible, but even if there are no injuries, your insurance company may require a police report and this way you can get one.
Step 2. If possible, move to a safe location.
If your car is in the middle of the road but still drivable, try moving it to the shoulder. If it is not drivable, then get out of your car and get to the side of the road away from traffic.
Step 3. Take pictures of everything.
In the meantime, take pictures of the damage on both vehicles and any injuries that may have occurred. The more photographic evidence you have the better, especially if you plan to file a personal injury claim at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Step 4. Be honest when explaining the information to the police.
To make an accurate police report, you will need to answer all of the questions the police officers ask you honestly. Also, be cooperative and show any car insurance information or your Driver’s license if they ask for it.
Step 5. Exchange information with the other party in the accident.
Make sure you exchange contact information and insurance information with the other person involved in the car accident. This can include names, phone numbers, e-mails, car insurance companies, and phone numbers, etc.
Step 6. Take notes of everything that happened in the car accident.
Protect yourself and gather as much information as possible, such as the names and badge numbers of the police officers, a copy of the police report, and the names of any witnesses they may have seen the accident happen.
Deputy and Mizell has successfully represented victims in a wide array of complex injury claims that were caused by car accidents. If you plan to file a personal injury claim and attempt to get compensation for your injuries, our extensive background in these cases can really help you. We have valuable insight into insurance company tactics and we have developed effective strategies to protect our clients’ interests. Call today for your free consultation.
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