The most difficult thing to do after a car accident is to remain calm. Even if no injuries are involved and the accident was minor, most people become very upset and confused when they are involved in a car accident. Since there are over six million car accidents in the United States every year, it is a good idea to make sure you are prepared in the event you are involved in a car accident.
The most important advice to consider after a car accident is to remain calm then call 911 for medical assistance if there are injuries involved. If you are able to, remove your car to a safer place out of the flow of traffic to prevent a secondary collision, but do not leave the scene of the accident until police arrive. Try to gather as much information as possible from others involved along with names and addresses of possible eyewitnesses. Notify your insurance company and contact an experienced automobile accident attorney to protect your legal rights. Do not make any statements, apologize or sign anything without your own legal representation present.
Our Alabama automobile accident attorneys at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law are highly skilled and employ a network of medical and legal professionals to investigate and evaluate police reports, eye-witness accounts of the incident and preserve and examine the motor vehicles involved to reveal what happened and why.