While we hope that you’re never involved in a car accident, it is important to know what to do to protect yourself if you’re involved in a wreck. It is primarily important that you remember to stay calm.
If you’re involved in a car accident, contact the authorities. A police report can be helpful if you decide to file an accident claim and can ensure that everything is documented properly.
If a police officer asks you if you’re physically all right, always answer that you won’t know until being evaluated by a physician. Some car accident injuries can take weeks and even months to manifest themselves.
Don’t make admissions that you believe you’re at fault for the accident, even if you believe that you might be. If you claim that you may be at fault for the accident, this could have a negative impact upon compensation if it is later proved that you weren’t at fault.
The following are good tips if you’re ever in a car accident:
- Contact the authorities
- Document everything
- Do not admit fault
- Get evaluated by a physician
- Avoid insurance adjustors as their job is to limit paying for your injuries
- Contact a car accident attorney for representation
If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in the Mobile, Alabama area that was caused by another person’s negligence, please contact Long & Long, P.C. today or call (251) 432-2277 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Mobile personal injury attorneys. We represent injured accident victims in Mobile and through Baldwin, Country, Alabama.