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Steps to Take Following a Car Accident | RI Car Crash Lawyer Approved Article

(This is an excellent Personal Injury Law Article by  David Caldwell Concerning  Auto and Car Accidents. This article is approved by Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney David Slepkow. Please contact David Slepkow at 401-437-1100 concerning your RI Car Accident Case)

A car accident can be a very frightening experience. In the immediate aftermath, you may feel shaken or even panicked. However it is important to proceed calmly so you can rationally deal with the effects of the crash.

What to Do

For many people, the first step to take after a car accident is to breathe deeply and begin to calm down. When you are ready, take the following steps:

  • Make sure everyone involved in the accident is all right. If anyone needs medical assistance, call 911 immediately.
  • Inspect the damage to the vehicle or vehicles involved. You may want to keep a disposable camera in your glove compartment to help you document any damage to your vehicle. If you do not have a camera, take detailed notes of the damage.
  • If there was another driver involved in the accident, exchange information with him or her. You will need to share your names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance companies, policy numbers, driver’s license numbers, and license plate numbers.
  • Call the police to file an accident report. If the accident is minor, they may not be willing to come to the scene. In this case, you will need to call your local police station or Department of Motor Vehicles to file a report.
  • Call your insurance company. The representative will want a detailed account of the accident and any damage done to your vehicle. A representative from the other driver’s insurance company will likely also call you to get an account. You may want to refer him or her to your insurance provider or attorney.

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