Five Things You Must Do After a Car Accident

Remember These Rules, and Call (818) 783-8446

It is a beautiful sunny day and you are out for a drive on the way to pick up some groceries. You stop at a red light, waiting to turn left. The left-hand turn signal turns green, and you pull out into the intersection to make your turn when you are struck by a driver going the opposite direction. The driver ran the red light and struck your car causing significant damage. You are basically alright, but you are feeling some soreness in your neck.

What do you do?

For many people, this situation is common. Everyday occurrences turn into life- changing moments in a matter of seconds when people are involved in car accidents. Although some people are able to walk away from accidents with minor damage to their vehicle and little injuries, others are not as fortunate. There are some important things that you can do following an accident that can be greatly beneficial to you.

Remember, if you were involved in a collision, no matter how minor the accident, follow these five rules:

1. Stay at the Scene (but safely get off the road if possible)

After an accident, if you are able to move off the road, it is important to do so. You can avoid causing another accident.

2. Call the Police

Contact local law enforcement agencies and medical professionals as soon as you are able to do so. Never refuse treatment from an EMT, even if you don't think you are injured because you could be in shock.

3. Exchange Information

Gather valuable information such as the insurance provider, driver's license number, name, license plate, make, model, and year of the vehicle, and time and location.

4. Talk to Witnesses and Gather Evidence

If you were near an intersection with pedestrians, or if there were people who pulled over to help, gather their names and contact information as well. This can help if a claim needs to be filed and liability is disputed.

5. Talk to an Attorney

It is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after all reports have been filed, all witness statements collected, and it is determined that everyone is alright.

Contact the Law Offices of Joel Parker

Do you need a lawyer for a car accident in the San Fernando Valley or anywhere else in California? Accidents may be frightening and people often do not know where to turn to receive the compensation that they deserve. If the driver that hit you was uninsured, underinsured, or you are being offered a low of amount of compensation for your injuries, it is imperative that you work with my firm. There are plenty of times where people do not receive the full amount of financial compensation that they so rightfully deserve; however, when you retain my firm, I will work with you to help you achieve your legal goals. Your job should be to get better and leave all the legal issues up to me.

If you are looking for a lawyer for a car accident in the San Fernando Valley, CA, contact my firm immediately and schedule a free consultation.

"It has always been my philosophy that the client's only job is to get better and my job is to handle everything else."

- Attorney Joel Parker

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