In the United States, particularly in metropolises, auto accident statistics are unacceptably high. In Florida, approximately 770 accidents happen every day. Although no one ever plans to be in a collision, it’s still important to prepare for the worst and know what to do in the event of an emergency. After all, even the safest drivers can’t control the actions of other cars on the road.
For starters, here are three important steps to take immediately following an accident:
1. Seek Out Medical Attention
The first step is to seek medical attention. You and your family’s safety come first, and some injuries, like whiplash, do not have symptoms that occur immediately.
2. Record Important Information
Writing down or photographing the license plate number of the cars involved in the accident, along with their names and pictures, is a smart way to keep a reliable record of the event. Memories fade fast, so it helps to record as many details about the accident as possible.
3. Touch Base With A Personal Injury Lawyer
It’s important to make sure that you’re not the one paying for the accident if it was the fault of someone else. So, contact an attorney with personal injury experience as soon as your health permits. Before you agree to any insurance payouts or settlements, it can help to speak with an experienced lawyer to make sure matters are handled with your best interests in mind.
At Maus Law Firm, we specialize in auto accident cases. To schedule a consultation, contact us at 954-784-6310.