What steps should I take immediately after being involved in an accident?
The first thing you should do after being involved in an accident is to check and make sure that you are not injured. If you cannot move, or if it hurts to move, then you should wait for help to arrive. If you can reach your phone, you should call an ambulance.
If you can exit the vehicle safely, check to make sure that everyone else involved is not injured. If they are, call an ambulance, and then call the police. In the case of minor accidents, you should be able to exchange personal information with the other driver right away. Make sure you receive his or her name, contact information, insurance information, and license plate numbers.
Contact your insurance company right away. The information you gathered at the scene of the accident should prove useful. An experienced car accident lawyer can also provide you with sound legal guidance, advice, and representation as you file a claim for damages.
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