What to Do After a Car Accident
If you are someone who drives regularly, it’s best to know ahead of time how best to go about handling being in an accident. Not only can this help with getting the right treatment for any injuries, even those which become apparent some time later, but it also means knowing one’s own legal rights and responsibilities in case of a problem.
Take Pictures of the Damage
Physical documentation of the damage is critical. Photographic evidence goes a long way.
Treat Potential Injuries Quickly
An injury to the neck or back is very common following an accident. If injury is suspected after an accident it is best to get it checked out quickly. Paperwork from a doctor or hospital becomes part of the overall documentation associated with the accident.
Gather All Documents
It will be critical to gather the following documents:
- All related reports (police, insurance and others)
- Repair estimates
- All documentation of medical care received
- Recorded personal recollections
- Income-related documents
Most documents that can be tied back to the accident are relevant.
Play It Safe
It is always good to hire a car accident lawyer to help with minute details. Navigating red tape and making sure everything makes sense is simpler with legal assistance. Contact Mihelich & Kavanaugh, PLC Attorneys at Law, to discuss your case today.