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What to Do After a Car Accident

Car accidents are at the very least inconvenient. At their worst, they can cause serious injury and even death to the parties involved. In the case of an accident, there are certain procedures that all parties involved should understand.

Never Leave the Scene

Stay at the scene of the accident until all parties are accounted for. Check on the status of each person involved in the accident. Oftentimes, police and other emergency crews are only dispatched to an accident in case of injury, blocked traffic or potential fire hazard. If there are no injuries in a car accident and the vehicles are mobile, those in the accident should pull over to the shoulder.

Do Not Admit Fault

The phrase “anything you say can be used against you” is especially true in car accidents. You should not say anything that could possibly be construed as admitting to fault in an accident.

Exchange Relevant Information

All parties involved should exchange identifying information and drivers should exchange insurance information. However, don’t just get verbal confirmation; ask and submit your actual state identification cards and proof of insurance cards. In addition, use smartphone technology to take photographs at the scene.

In many cases, you may need to seek legal aid. To get assistance with your car crash case, contact an auto accident attorney from Carlson, Blau and Clemens SC today.

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