What to Do When an Accident Occurs
Immediately following a collision, a driver will probably experience a range of emotions. Remaining calm and clear-headed after an accident will help you prepare to handle the situation efficiently.
The Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. know this is difficult. By discussing the aftermath of accidents and the steps necessary to ease frustration during this time, we hope that accident victims will be able to understand their rights and work with us to build a case.
What You Should Know
Remembering the following steps may help alleviate some of the challenges that follow an auto accident:
- Breathe deeply and remain calm. This will help reign in your emotions so that you can rationally evaluate the severity of the accident and who or what might have been at fault.
- Check your own safety. Are you or any of your passengers injured? If yes, call 911 immediately. If not, get out of the vehicle and remove yourself from the path of oncoming vehicles. Then be sure to check on the people in any other vehicles that were involved.
- Call 911. Regardless of the severity of the accident, filing a police report is an important step. A police officer’s analysis of the scene can make interactions with insurance companies and courts much easier.
- Get information. If any other drivers were involved, be sure to collect all relevant information from them. This includes: names, driver’s license numbers, insurance company and policy number, and license plate numbers.
Hundreds of car accidents occur every single day. If you have recently been involved in an auto accident, the Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier want to help you deal with the challenges that you might face. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your options.