Things To Do When Injured In A Car Accident
While driving note that it’s possible to be involved in accidents from mistakes of other drivers. If you did not cause the accident, then it’s better to apply for a personal injury lawsuit to be compensated. But before you get to that point, there are several things to do on the scene of the accident. When the accident is not major, move the vehicle from the road to avoid more accidents. If there are injuries the first thing to do, if you can, is to make a call to 911 for immediate help. If you are not in a position to get your phone, have someone else make the call to get the help needed.
Check out on the passengers to know if they have major injuries from the accident. When they are not injured badly and can move to get them out of the car to ensure that they are safe and also place a safety road sign to avoid causing more accidents. Note that more serious injuries require paramedics assistance to move the passenger. Make use of the first aid kit on the car to help the passenger if they are not badly injured awaiting the paramedics.
Ensure that you capture all the details of the vehicle that caused the accident. You need the driver’s name, driving license number, car make, color, license plate, and the insurance company. Ensure that you get images of the accident involving the two cars in different angles for concrete evidence. Document also the exact location of the accident at the time it happened and if there was a witness.
Ensure that the police has recorded the accident before the vehicle can be towed to the garage. Record the detail of the police officer on site, the name, badge number, and the station. Once the officer is done request to have a copy of what is documented.
It’s after treatment that you start to prepare a personal injury lawsuit to be compensated. You cannot do this alone but with the help of a personal injury attorney who prepares and represents you during the hearing. Note that you need to keep track of your medical condition after the accident, the medication used, the amount of money paid for the treatment for easier reference. Indicate also whether the accidents have caused trauma and stress which affected you and if you attended therapy for the same. Due to the nature of the accident you may be unable to continue with daily activities which lead to loss of income when you can no longer work.