First Things to Do After an Accident
- Casey Hamm
- March 16, 2018
So what are the first things that you should do after being involved in an accident?
We’ll talk about car accidents specifically. The first thing that you should do is, if somebody has been hurt, you need to make sure that they get medical attention if they need immediate medical attention. Call an ambulance, call the fire department, just dial 911 and get the help there. You also want to call 911 to have the police come out and prepare a police report. In certain jurisdictions they may not come out but you at least want to try that.
You want to take pictures of the accident scene and the cars before they’re moved, if possible. You want to get the insurance information from the at-fault driver. The name of their insurance company, their insurance policy number. One of the best things to do to get a copy of their insurance car is to take a photo of it with your phone. You also want to get all of their information, their name, their address, their phone number. A good thing to do is to take a picture of their driver’s license with your phone. You need to get all the complete information. The information of the witnesses who saw the accident, their names, their phone numbers. Get everything because what happens is once that accident is over and everybody leaves it’s almost impossible to get it later.
So if you just get the other driver’s name and phone number it’s going to be very difficult to get their insurance information at a later time. So it’s all about the information. So if you’ve been injured in an accident get all the information you can and then call us at Zanes Law and we’ll make sure you’re taken care of.
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