For many people that get into a car accident, the days and weeks after the crash see them fall into depression. They may not know what to do or how to address the physical injuries they have suffered, some of which can be mysterious and hard to define — such as whiplash and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). There can also be significant property damage that can drain a person’s finances.
Helping people recover from a car accident is a critical function of a personal injury attorney, and we want to encourage people who, unfortunately, are involved in a car accident to take the necessary steps after the crash to address the havoc that has just been brought upon their lives.
You can do this by taking simple, effective action in the immediate moments that follow a car accident. After the wreck, you need to remain at the scene and stay calm. This will allow you to effectively approach and address the people involved in the crash without getting angry — or turning the wreck into a hit and run, if you were to flee the scene.
Talk with the people involved in the crash and exchange information with them. If they are injured, call emergency responders and listen to the advice and direction they give you. When this is complete (if needed), you can take photos of the accidents scene and talk to anybody that may have witnessed the wreck. The information gathered here could be critical to any litigation that comes from the wreck.
Source: FindLaw, “After a Car Accident: First Steps,” Accessed March 15, 2018