What to do After a Car Accident

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Protect Yourself After a Car Accident: Get Help from Experienced Lawyers Now

Car Accident Checklist for Your Protection

After an accident, you’ll likely feel confused and unsure about what to do. However, issues that arise immediately following an accident can make or break your auto accident claim.

  • Get Medical Attention
    Take care of yourself first, 100% most important. Get to a doctor as soon as you can. Get to an ER if you feel your injury is VERY serious. You can also use an urgent care if you feel it’s less serious.
  • Report the accident to your local authorities
    Find local Police contact info in our Areas Served Pages.
  • Exchange Insurance information
  • Gather evidence
    Take photos and videos. If you must move your vehicle, pay close attention to where your vehicle was in relation to any other involved vehicles.
  • DO NOT
    • Make any admissions – such as an apology.
    • Talk to an insurance company.
  • Contact our Car Accident Lawyers
    Tell us about your accident and ask us any questions. We’ll help guide you and fight for your right.

If you need immediate help, call right NOW (815) 964-8303.

Why It’s 100% Important to Seek Medical Attention

If you’ve just been in a car accident it’s important that you understand how to protect yourself. Not all injuries show up right away, some show up days or weeks after. Our best advice is for you to seek medical treatment at even the smallest signs of an injury. Seeing a medical professional will give you piece of mind as well as bolster any claim or case you might need to file. And if the injury is sever enough you’ll be that much closer to recovering.

Just like in our post about Car Accidents and Neck and Back Injuries. Injuries can hide due to shock and adrenaline, or slowly show themselves once the body can’t try and fix itself.

Having someone on your side who is familiar with the best way you can protect yourself after an accident and can guide you is a big relief. If you have questions reach out to our accident lawyers.

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