Regardless of how safely you drive, it is sometimes impossible to avoid a car accident. The aftermath of a car crash can be extremely upsetting and confusing. It is natural to not know what to do, but the steps you take after a car accident can greatly help or hurt your claim. Below is a post car accident checklist that outlines the steps you should take while at the car accident scene after a crash, as well as those you should take after leaving the scene.
In the moments immediately following an accident, the most important thing to do first is to take a deep breath and remain calm. This can help ensure that you have the presence of mind to take the next important steps, which are as follows:
Just as there are steps you should take, there are also things you should never do at the scene of the crash. Never admit fault for the accident or discuss the situation with anyone other than the police. Also remain at the accident scene until the police leave and do not allow your driver’s license or any other documentation to be photographed by other parties.
Once you have left the accident scene, there are still important steps to take. These include:
As soon as possible after leaving the scene of the accident and receiving the medical treatment you need, you should also contact a personal injury lawyer who can review your case.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, our Illinois car accident lawyers at Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. can assist with your case. Call us today or contact us online so we can review your claim and advise on the next best steps to take.
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