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4 steps to take after a car accident

On Behalf of | Apr 18, 2024 | Car Accidents

An auto accident can be startling. Many people do not know what they should do immediately afterward. 

Taking the right steps after an auto accident can help victims get a fair compensation offer. Here is what to do after a car accident

Call the police

Typically, the first thing a driver should do after an auto accident is to call the police, especially if someone is injured. Having the police arrive at the scene of an auto accident is often necessary if a driver wants a police report. The police report can include key information for an accident claim, including names of parties involved in an accident, vehicle and property damage and the time and place of the event. 

Move the vehicle to safety

It may be necessary to move a vehicle after an auto accident. If the driver’s vehicle is still operational and can safely move, the driver may consider moving to the side of the road or parking lot close to where the accident occurred. This can help reduce further incidents on a busy road.

Get a medical evaluation

Drivers and passengers may consider getting a medical report after an accident. Paramedics can examine parties for obvious signs of injuries and parties can get further medical examinations from trusted doctors. A medical report can help to distinguish injuries caused by an accident and how it affects victims. 

Take pictures and videos

An accident claim may be improved by having additional evidence of the accident. Drivers may consider taking pictures of the vehicles involved in the accident and any damages and injuries. Having video evidence from a dash camera can help show who is liable for an auto accident.

Getting a fair settlement offer after making an auto accident claim is not always easy. Victims of auto accidents can reach out for legal guidance to help negotiate a fair settlement. 


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