I was just in a car accident. What should I do?

You were just involved in a car accident and don’t know what to do. Here are several things you should do in the event of a car accident.

Stop and turn on your emergency blinkers

Do not leave the scene when you’ve been in a car accident. If possible, pull over to the shoulder lane and turn on your emergency blinkers. This will let other drivers know that you are staying put. You will also help protect anyone else involved in the scene.

Call the police

This is always a good practice. Police will serve as mediators and will document the course of events that led to the accident. To file a claim with your insurance company, you may need a police report so complete one. Do your best to include every detail you can recall with a focus on accuracy.

Document with photos

Take pictures of your vehicle as well as the other vehicles involved in the accident. It always helps to have your own photos of any damage that has been done. You should also take pictures of any visible injuries like scratches to your face if you have them. Pictures are an effective way to document what happened.

Get medical attention

While you may not have any pain at the moment, it doesn’t mean that you did not receive any injuries. Some injuries aren’t always obvious and the pain isn’t always present immediately after an accident. It’s not uncommon to experience injuries such as whiplash or concussions but not feel the symptoms until a day or even a week after.

Go to an emergency room or urgent care facility when you’ve finished your police report. Let the medical professionals know that you were in a car accident. The details you share with them will help them treat you effectively.

Call Huntsman Injury Law

After a car accident, the only thing you should focus on is making a full recovery. Calling Huntsman Injury Law will help you navigate everything that happens after a car accident. You’ll be able to have an expert advocate in your corner who will fight for your best interests. Huntsman Injury Law will take care of insurance claims, case documentation, handling police records, and more. You’ll also have someone you can consult with to make the best decisions possible after the accident. With the help of Huntsman Injury Law, you can reclaim your life since you’re not on your own.

Be patient and seek help when needed

Remember that the process of recovery after a car accident can be slow. There are many factors involved so it’s important to be patient. Don’t hesitate to seek help when necessary. You’re not on your own when dealing with the aftermath of your car accident.

Call Huntsman Injury Law for a free and easy consultation at (888) 728-8112. Huntsman Injury Law serves clients all over California.