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Good things to do after an accident

You do quite a bit to keep safe and avoid accidents. You wear your seatbelt, maintain safe speeds and avoid distractions while driving. However, you may still be involved in an accident. Despite all the safety precautions, nothing can really prepare you for what you need to do when one occurs. Nevertheless, there are a number of helpful tips that you can employ in order to preserve your rights.

This post will identify a few.

Be careful about admitting fault – Indeed, you may feel bad about what just transpired. After all, no one wants to be in an accident, much less cause one. But being careful about your statement is important because sincere words could also be construed as an admission of guilt.

Exchange as much information as possible– It may seem obvious that you should exchange insurance information with the other driver, but there may be some situations where such information is unavailable. For instance, some drivers may not have insurance (even though it’s against the law). There may be other situations where the other driver may be unconscious. In these situations, getting other identifying information, such as the license number from the other vehicle, or a police report, may be helpful.

There’s an app for that – Your smartphone should have an application that enables you to send pictures of the accident scene (and your damaged vehicle) directly to your insurance company. This enables you to  get your claim started quickly and preserve the essence of your memory of what happened.

If you have questions about what you can do after a car accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help. 

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