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Providence Car Accident | Important Steps After a Car Accident

This Car Accident Article was reviewed by East Providence Car Accident Attorney, David Slepkow 401-437-1100. This Auto accident Article was written by Joseph Devine.

Car accidents are unfortunate occurrences that happen quite frequently. Because of the risk of a car accident caused by another driver, it is important to know what steps to take after the event. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of what to do after an accident because they never expected to get into an accident in the first place. However, even the safest drivers should know what to do in case of an accident so that they have all of the information they need to file a claim with their insurance company.

  • Exit the vehicle and move to a safe area, out of the danger of other traffic.
  • Check to make sure that no one, including yourself, is injured. If anyone is injured, seek medical assistance immediately by calling 9-1-1.
  • Contact the police, no matter how minor the accident seems. For insurance and legal reasons, it is important to have an accurate and official police report on file. When the police arrive, ask how to obtain a copy of the accident report. Do not leave the scene until the police officer has finished filing the report.
  • Collect information from the other party. Write down the other party’s name, address, phone number, insurance company, vehicle description, and vehicle identification number (VIN). It is important to note the VIN, not just the license plate number, since most insurance companies only hold this information.
  • Do not discuss the details of the accident with anyone other than the police. No matter how shaken up you are, resist the urge to talk about liability or fault with anyone else involved. Anything you say about the accident can later be used against you if the other party decides to pursue legal action.
  • Call your car insurance company. Tell them the details of the accident as soon as possible, even if you are still at the scene of the accident.
  • Contact your car insurance agent. Call your car insurance company immediately, even if you are still at the scene. In some cases a police officer might be able to provide more accurate information to your insurance agent.
  • Contact a car accident lawyer. A car accident lawyer can help determine who is at fault for the incident and can help you pursue necessary legal action. With the help of an experienced and qualified car accident lawyer, you may be able to receive compensation from the party responsible for the accident to help cover your losses.

To learn more about the steps to take after a car accident, visit the website of Rhinelander car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.

Joseph Devine

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