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Steps to Take If You Are in a Car Accident

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A car accident is a scary situation to be in, and if you are not prepared, there could be unforeseen consequences. Here are a few things you can to do to ensure you are safe after a crash:
Do Not Leave the Scene
The No. 1 thing to do is stay at the scene. Never leave the scene of a crash, especially if someone has been injured. You could be at fault and charged as a hit-and-run driver.
Make Sure Passengers and Drivers Are OK
Always make sure your passengers, as well as the other car is OK. Make sure to get medical attention to anyone that is in need of help. If a person looks to be unconscious, never move them unless the situation is hazardous, such as fire.
Contact the Police
Make sure to contact the police if there is significant property damage, medical attention or a death. Make sure to get badge numbers and information from the officers involved.
Get Medical Treatment
If you have been injured, make sure to keep track of all of your expenses. Medical is one of the easiest things to keep track of. Proving pain and suffering is often harder to explain to courts, however keeping track of how this impacted daily life can help. Make sure you have days off from work accounted for activities and also describe how your injuries affected your life.
Consider Hiring a Lawyer
One of the best things to consider is hiring a skilled auto accident lawyer. If you are injured or if someone else has been, they can help defend you or maximize your recovery process.
 
If you need a lawyer, call Rothstein Law Group today.