First Steps To Take After A Car Accident

At The Keating Firm Ltd., we represent people who have been injured in car accidents in and around Columbus and Cincinnati.

If you wish to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options after an accident, please complete this online contact form. Otherwise, read the following for useful information about what to do if you are involved in an auto accident.

7 Things You Should Do After Being In A Car Accident

Remain at the scene of the accident: Do not leave until you get the go-ahead from the police. If you leave the scene of the accident, you risk the possibility of being charged with hit-and-run or another related crime.

Seek medical attention: It is wise to seek medical treatment even if you do not think you have been seriously injured. If someone else is seriously injured, try to help them get medical treatment as soon as possible.

Call 911: Call the police as soon as possible.

Gather contact information from those involved and witnesses: Write down the names, phone numbers and addresses of those involved in the accident, and any accident witnesses. You can also store these on your phone for easy access.

Take photographs of accident scene: Thanks to smartphone technology, most people now have a camera with them at all times. Take photos of the accident scene from a variety of vantage points.

Contact your insurance company: Tell them the facts about what happened. Do not lie but do not admit fault either. An investigation will determine the cause — or sometimes multiple causes — of the accident.

Talk to a personal injury attorney: After an accident, you want to make sure that you are adequately compensated. The financial aftermath of an accident is more than most people can bear. However, your insurance company may try to offer you much less than your case is actually worth. To ensure that your interests are protected, you should work with a personal injury attorney who can help you seek maximum compensation.

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