You’re sitting at a stop light or turning into the grocery store parking lot when – BAM! – You’re in a car accident. Whether it’s your first fender-bender or your fifth, it’s important to take these 3 steps right away.
- Report your accident to police – Whether or not there’s damage or injuries, you should call the police. Obtain copies of the police report and take down the officer’s name and badge number.
- Seek Medical Treatment – Even if you don’t feel hurt, get checked out by a doctor or EMT anyway. Keep all of the medical records, charts, and documentation.
- Contact a Lawyer – You may have grounds to file a claim for personal injury after an accident and a lawyer can help you determine if you have a case.