It’s common to be shaken up after a wreck. Breath. Make sure you are not injured. Try not to send yourself into a panic. Remain calm, turn off your vehicle, turn on your four-way flashers and check the traffic before getting out of the vehicle.
CHECK ON OTHERS
If there were others involved in the accident or in your vehicle, make sure they are okay. However, do not say the words I’m sorry. You do not want to bring up who’s at fault at this time. If you are first aid certified, give aid to anyone who needs it. Be sure to call an ambulance. Do not move anyone who is injured because it could possibly make their injury or injuries worse.
PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE
Try to prevent any further damage or accidents from happening. Make it apparent to others that are nearing your accident so that they are warned.
Contact the police and tell them the true facts of what happened. Be sure to cooperate with police officers. You should always call the police following an accident so you have an accident report on file.
As long as you are able to gather information at the scene. Get the names, phone numbers and addresses of the others who were involved. If there are witnesses, get their information also. Take pictures of any damage and be sure to document it.
What to do after a car accident? – 8 Steps to Take
- Remain Calm
- Check on Others
- Prevent Further Damage
- Call 9-1-1
- Get Information
- See a Doctor
- Call Your Insurance Company
- Contact a Lawyer
SEE A DOCTOR
If you have any doubt that you might be injured, seek care from a doctor immediately.
CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
Contact your insurance company and tell them about the accident. Be sure to cooperate with them and provide them with all the information they need.
CONTACT A LAWYER
If you were injured, contact an attorney who has experience with handling San Antonio personal injury cases. They will let you know what your legal rights are and work to represent you in getting the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you know has been injured recently in an auto accident, contact the Law Offices of Pat Maloney for further information. Our experienced team will work on your behalf to ensure you get what you deserve.
Pat Maloney, Jr. is a skilled San Antonio personal injury lawyer who has acted as lead counsel and co-counsel in many multi-million dollar verdicts throughout Texas. Pat Maloney represents people injured in car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents and more. He is well known for his expertise in representing victims of serious personal injuries and has participated as a lecturer in the field of personal injury litigation. He has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” Reference Book every year for the last five years.