Car accidents are common and can happen at any time of the day or night. They can be caused by many things, such as poor driving habits, drunk drivers, distracted drivers, speeding, weather conditions, road hazards, etc. If you have been involved in an auto accident, you must know what to do immediately following the incident. Here are some tips for you to follow after your car accident.
The first thing you should do after being involved in a car accident is call 911. This will help ensure that emergency services are dispatched to the scene quickly. It also helps if you take down the information about the other party’s insurance company. You may need this information later.
Check yourself for injuries
After calling 911, make sure to check yourself for injuries. Make sure you look around your body for cuts, bruises, bumps, scrapes, and anything else that might hurt. If you feel pain anywhere, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Take photos of the accident scene
Take pictures of the accident scene. These photographs can help you identify damage to your vehicle and provide evidence of who was responsible for causing the accident.
Get the names and contact details of witnesses
If witnesses were present during the accident, get their names and contact information. Witnesses often play a vital role in determining fault in an accident.
Obtain copies of police reports
Obtaining copies of police reports is another way to gather evidence. The police report contains all relevant information about the accident, including the cause, the parties involved, and the damages incurred.
Contact your insurance agent
You must notify your insurance agent of the accident. Your insurance agent will be able to determine whether or not you are covered under your policy.
Contact a chiropractor
Chiropractors are trained professionals who specialize in treating injuries resulting from car accidents. Many injuries from car accidents may not immediately become apparent. Conditions like whiplash, for instance, can cause long-term problems if not treated quickly.
Interested in More Advice After a Car Accident?
Dr. Keren Gomez and her team have provided chiropractic services for car accident victims for many years. If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident and still have ongoing pain feel free to reach out to Dr. Gomez today. She can be reached at any one of the following locations:
Dade County: 305-761-6528
Broward County: 954-510-5518
Palm Beach County: 561-414-2401