What should you do immediately following an automobile accident?
It happens in the blink of an eye. No one expects an automobile accident, but if it happens, it’s important to know What you should do immediately following an automobile accident? If you are in a car accident where you feel you have been the victim, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and receive any compensation that may be owed to you. In this situation, most people do not think to record their observations. Take note of as many details as possible relating to the accident.
Something as small as a skid mark on the ground or a person’s behavior after an accident could become a key detail in a legal proceeding. If you have a cell phone that is equipped with a camera, do not hesitate to snap pictures of the accident scene. These images may help get the compensation you deserve.
Never apologize or take responsibility for what has happened. Even the most benign sympathetic words can be twisted in court to allege fault. If you have apprehension about speaking with the other party involved in the accident wait until police or emergency rescue crews arrived at the scene. An extra set of eyes and ears may help tell your story.
Sometimes people may attempt to settle matters without the assistance of law enforcement or attorneys. If you have been in an accident and the other party suggests this to you, decline immediately and take note of the proposition. Finally, as soon as you get the chance, write down as many details as you can retelling the accident. Immediately following, your senses may actually be more alert thanks to the adrenaline rush that often comes with a scary situation. These details may assist you in more accurately detailing the events of the accident. The best thing to do is not get in an accident in the first place. Unfortunately, that decision is sometimes out of your hands.
If you find yourself in need of assistance following an accident, remember these simple tips and contact us. Frekhtman & Associates are ready to represent you.