10 THING TO DO IF YOU ARE IN

AN ACCIDENT

BE CALM

 

You need to be calm to make the best decisions. Take a deep breath and go through this list.

 

CHECK FOR INJURIES

 

Check yourself and anyone else involve the accident. If it is a car accident, check on the people in the other vehicle.

 

CALL AN AMBULANCE

 

lf anyone is injured or is complaining of pain, call an ambulance. Let professionals evaluate people for injuries.

 

CALL THE POLICE

 

Police reports are a useful record when trying to decide who was at fault and other details of the accident. The report serves as an official record.

 

TAKE NOTES

 

If you can, write down everything you remember while you are still at the scene. lf you can't, write  things down as soon as you are able, Don't wait because accident details and your memory can fade With time.

 

TAKE PICTURES

 

Use your cell phone to take as many pictures as you can. If you can't take pictures, see if someone else will.

 

STAY AT THE SCENE

 

Don't leave until law enforcement say you can go or an ambulance takes you away. Leaving the scene of an accident without permission can result in charges against you.

 

DON'T TALK

 

Don't discuss the accident with anyone. Don't answer any questions, except those asked by the police or ambulance personnel.

 

DON'T SIGN ANY PAPERS

 

Only sign the papers presented by the police or ambulance crew. Don't sign anything another driver gives you.

 

KEEP RECORDS

 

Keep records of everything you do related to the accident, including mileage driving to and from the doctor and all receipts.

 

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Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

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Santa Monica Personal Injury Attorney | Accident Lawyer | Bausch Law Group
Santa Monica Personal Injury Attorney | Accident Lawyer | Bausch Law Group
Santa Monica Personal Injury Attorney | Accident Lawyer | Bausch Law Group