Guidelines On Things To Do While Injured In A Car Accident
At times accidents are caused by faults of the other driver even when you try to be safe. If you did not cause the accident, then it’s better to apply for a personal injury lawsuit to be compensated. Of course, this is not your priority at the scene of the accident. If it’s a minor injury, then you can move the car aside to avoid causing more accidents. When there are serious injuries call 911 for help if you are in a position to. If you are not in a position to get your phone, have someone else make the call to get the help needed.
It’s important to check on the passengers whether they are safe. 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. On the other hand you can apply first aid to the passenger if they are not badly injured using the safety kit on the car as you wait for paramedics.
It’s important to get the details of the other 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. Note that you need to get the exact location of the accident, the timing, and witnesses if there is any.
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. Ensure that you get a copy of the report from the police officer.
It’s after treatment that you start to prepare a personal injury lawsuit to be compensated. You need a personal injury lawyer to help in the preparation of the lawsuit and also who will represent you during the hearing of the lawsuit. 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.