I Just Got In A Car Crash. What Do I Do?
Suffering from a car accident can result in substantial physical, emotional and financial damages. If you were recently involved in a vehicle crash, you can rely on the experience of a car accident attorney at Hickey & Turim Law Firm for legal assistance. We can understand the stress and agony associated with going through a catastrophic collision. We have been dedicated to providing skilled legal services for over 100 combined years.
Below we have listed the steps you can take following a vehicle collision, to help you feel empowered to start taking care of things before you can get in touch with an attorney.
#1 Call the police right away
Do not wait to call 9-1-1 and do not let the other driver leave the scene. The police can file a report of what happened so the event is officially documented.
#2 Seek medical attention
Victims of a car accident should seek emergency medical attention right away. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, they could be the starting point of a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Internal bleeding, organ damage, soft tissue injuries and brain injuries can be difficult to identify without further diagnostics.
It is recommended you see your doctor for a full exam, and make sure to tell your doctor you recently were in a car accident so appropriate diagnostics can be done.
#3 Take photographs of the scene
Take pictures on your cell phone of the scene, including your injuries, car damages, the other vehicle and any other details that are relevant to the accident. These images can be used as supportive evidence for your injuries later down the line.
#4 Do not acknowledge fault
At the scene of a car accident, do not ever say it was your fault or apologize. Even apologizing can be interpreted as admitting some responsibility for the accident happening. In the moment of panic and shock sometimes we may say things to neutralize a scary situation. However, refrain from accepting fault to anyone including the police officer, bystanders or the other driver.
#5 Keep records of health receipts
In the event you decide to file a lawsuit against the driver in civil court, keeping records of all medical bills related to your injuries can help your case. The costs of emergency care, treatments, diagnostics and more can add up quickly.
We do not believe you should have to endure suffering because another driver decided to act carelessly while behind the wheel. The legalities and insurance process can get overwhelming very quickly. We are here to help, so let us start working on supporting you right away.
We can help you seek compensation for your physical and financial losses. Contact our attorneys today by calling (262) 797-6677 to schedule an appointment. A car accident attorney at Hickey & Turim can go over your case in further detail and offer legal advice. Our first consultation with every new client is at no cost to you, so take us up on this opportunity right away.