If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident as a result of a negligent driver, it is imperative to get a reputable attorney on your team as soon as possible. Auto accidents can wreak havoc on your life, particularly when you or another person suffers catastrophic injuries or dies as a result of the accident. You can be the victim of an auto accident as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian.

What to Know Following a Car Accident

The Association for Safe International Road Travel states that nearly 1.25 million people die in auto accidents each year, which averages to 3,287 deaths daily. And that doesn’t account for the millions of injuries incurred, which range from minor to life changing.

The moments that follow a car accident came be some of the most nerve-wracking and scariest of your life. There are a few things you need to do immediately to ensure the most positive outcome possible:

  • If anyone is injured, immediately dial 911 and tell them what has occurred.
  • Let police know if you suspect that the driver is impaired so they can take the appropriate steps.
  • File a report with the police officer who arrives. Be sure to note the officer’s name and badge number.
  • Obtain information from the other driver, including name, address, phone number, and insurance agency.
  • Take pictures of the accident from a variety of perspectives.
  • Seek names and contact information of witnesses. If you can video their statements, that will be helpful.
  • Contact a personal injury attorney. Even if you aren’t sure if you will need their assistance, it is best to have them involved as soon as possible following an accident.

Car Accidents Always Have Victims

At Thompson Law Firm, we specialize in helping victims of car accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact us to learn how we can help. Click the button below to learn more about the auto accident lawsuit process.
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