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CAR ACCIDENT CHECKLIST: THINGS TO DO WHEN INVOLVED IN A CAR COLLISION

  • Check yourself and passengers for injury
  • Move cars to a safe location (unless car is disabled)
  • Call 9-1-1 to report the accident to ensure the proper insurance company pays
  • While waiting for the cops, contact an experienced car accident lawyer at 866-529-1114
  • Let the police officer know of any injuries
  • Let the paramedics check you out on scene if you feel injured.
  • Document whiplash. When in shock with adrenaline, injuries are often masked
  • Limit your conversation with the police and the other drivers and passengers on scene
  • Never admit to fault. Anything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law
  • Write down your version of events that caused the car crash
  • Take pictures and videos of all cars property damage on scene with your cell phone
  • Take pictures of any bruises, blood, or injuries on your cell phone
  • Seek immediate medical treatment to make sure you are ok, and treat for any claimed injuries caused by the car accident
  • Report the claim to your insurance company & get a claim number
  • Report the claim to the other insurance company & get a claim number
  • Do not discuss your injuries with insurance and do not give any recorded statements
  • Let insurance approve the damage to your car so you can get it fixed
  • Get your car fixed at your dealership where you know it is getting properly fixed by an unbiased third party, where all parts are under warranty
  • Save all property damage receipts, pictures, and hospital discharge papers for your car accident lawyer

Get proper medical treatment for your injuries and be patient for settlement results. Depending on the facts and circumstances, policy limits, and extent of the injuries cases can settle quickly or take time to pay out. Get your free legal consultation today. Ask an experienced car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz to best understand how to maximize your case results and financial recovery you deserve for an accident you did not deserve.

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