What Should You Do After An Auto Accident ?
Updated: Feb 17, 2020
The moments after a motor vehicle accident can be a stressful and emotional time. In order to make your life in the future a little easier, it is important to acquire some information in case there is some dispute about who is at fault. After making sure everyone involved is not seriously injured (if they are.. call 911), start to collect the information mentioned below.
1) Name, Phone number, and quick statement from any witnesses.
2) Insurance information of any involved drivers.
3) License plate number, and descriptions of any vehicles involved.
4) If you have time, take photos of the scene including any debris and skid marks. This may come in handy later on down the road if you decide to seek litigation.
It is also important to record information like the location, date, and time of the accident. Following the accident, don’t forget to file a claim with your own insurance company.
Even though you may not feel injured right after the impact, It is not uncommon to have an onset of pain and stiffness one to three days after the accident. Often times the injuries sustained in the accident can be very painful and will warrant medical treatment. If you start to feel discomfort you should go to the doctor for a checkup or seek medical attention from a chiropractor ASAP. If another persons involved was at fault, their insurance company will pay for any medical or chiropractic care you may need. The chiropractors office will usually confirm with the insurance companies involved so you do not have to pay any money out of pocket.
Should you decide to get legal representation, it is advisable to find a chiropractor who specializes in personal injury cases. You will also want to find a doctor who accepts cases on a contingency/Attorney lien so nothing is paid until the case is settled.