One important thing you may do if you are an auto accident victim is ensuring an accident report is filed. If it’s possible to contact the police at the scene of the accident, please do so. The officer who arrives at the scene usually will make a record of your accident. Ask for one copy of the report or go to the police department to get a copy. The police report might be important if you have to file a claim for compensation or if you’ll be involved within a lawsuit as a consequence of the auto accident.
Also, it’s vital that you call your car insurance provider as soon as you can after an auto accident. If you’ve been an auto accident victim, you usually will need to provide your car insurance provider with the date and time of the accident and details on where your accident occurred. Also, you might be asked to offer information on the other people who were involved in the accident, which include any people who were passengers inside your vehicle. You likely will need to give these details without any regard to whether you were at fault in the crash or not. If you’ve gathered the other motorist’s insurance company information and name, you might also offer this information.
As you have been an auto accident victim, it also is vital that you document the accident. For instance, you might take pictures of the damage that was done to your car. Also, taking notes might be useful after an auto accident. You might note how quickly you were travelling and what you were doing during the time of the wreck. Also, you might note how rapidly the other motorist was going and all driving errors he made which contributed to or led to the accident.
For more information contact Woodruff Johnson & Palermo Injury Law Offices today at 866-891-9211.