I Was In A Car Crash – What Should I Do?
At Hullverson Law Firm, we can help you with the many questions you probably have after a car accident. Having handled thousands of car accident cases throughout Missouri and Illinois, we know all about the legal details and administrative processes that you will face. We also understand the steps that you should take after a car accident.
Very few people can think clearly after surviving a motor vehicle accident. Even in minor fender benders, following an order of steps is not easy. However, if you can adhere to the following actions, you may have a much better chance of recovering compensation if you have financial damages.
The Steps To Take
Keep in mind that every car crash is different. Still, there are a few basic things that you should do:
- Get medical attention. If your injuries are severe, call an ambulance ASAP. Even if you do not have visible cuts, bruises or other injuries, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Many serious injuries do not appear for several days or weeks, so you should still seek medical treatment.
- Document the scene. Use your phone or a camera to take pictures of the accident site. Take a picture of your car, the other car, the surrounding area, your injuries and the other driver’s injuries.
- Take contact information. Write down the name, contact information and insurance information of the other driver or drivers. If there are any witnesses, get their contact information as well.
- Do not speak with your insurance provider. A representative from your insurance company will probably get in touch with you soon after the accident. However, you should not give them any details without a lawyer present. Insurers do not always offer the full amount of compensation you need. You should have an attorney to communicate with them.
We know that this is only a brief overview of a complex process. However, we hope that this is a good start in helping you understand what to do after a crash.
Learn More From Our Team
After a motor vehicle accident, you are not alone. We at Hullverson Law Firm are ready to help you with every step of your claim. Schedule an initial consultation in which you can learn more about what to do after an accident. To reach our St. Louis office, call us toll-free at 866-217-4974 or send us an email.