As any driver knows, car accidents can occur to anyone. While certainly every driver knows this, not everyone knows what to do immediately after they occur. Your Arlington TX auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of David Kohm are here to help you know what to do immediately after being involved in a car accident.
Immediately after the accident, dial 911 and ask for police to be sent to scene. If you or anyone in your vehicle seems to be in need of medical assistance, ask for medical help to be sent to the scene as well. It is crucial to get the necessary information from the other vehicle (or vehicles) involved, including the driver’s name, address, phone number, insurance information, as well as their license number, make, model, and color of their vehicle and their license plate number. This information will prove vital down the line. If there are any witnesses at the scene, try and get their names and phone numbers as well, with a brief description as to what they saw occur.
After the accident, it is best to check with a doctor to determine if you have any injuries. If you did not take photos of the cars at scene of the accident, take photos of your car to determine the extent of the damage. Write down a report of the accident as you recall it happening, as this will prove useful as well. One of our reputable auto accident attorneys can assist you with the next step, walking you through the claim process and explaining all your options clearly and effectively. Getting an estimate on your vehicle’s damage is also essential, and we recommend getting at least three before being pressured into settling for one.
An auto accident is a situation no one wants to find themselves in. But if you do, our Arlington TX attorneys can assist you with what to do next. For additional information on what to do after a car accident, give us a call at 817-204-0900 or contact us online today.