Many drivers feel as if they’re safe from danger once they’re in a vehicle — and unfortunately, that may not be the case. In actuality, some of the best drivers in the world are involved in accidents due to the negligence of others. Being rear ended is one of those cases in which you can’t do anything except move forward from what has just happened. If you find yourself rear ended, here’s a list of things to do.
Check For Injuries.
Injuries are the most important, and the wellbeing of you and your passengers is the most important aspect of the ordeal. Check that they’re ok, and help them out of the car if necessary. If they are in excruciating pain and cannot move, it’s best to leave them until medical assistance arrives.
Inspect The Vehicle.
One thing many people forget to do is inspect the vehicle for damages and leaking fluids. If you’re seeing a ton of this, especially with a foul odor, it’s important to get everyone away from the cars and phone a police officer and the fire department to be safe. A fire is the last thing you need.
Get the information from the person who hit you, and make sure you have more than one copy of it — whether it be written down, a photo, or something similar. This way, you can make the proper claims to your insurance company and they can have the situation handled as soon as possible.
Call your Attorney.
This is a good time to also phone your attorney if you’ve sustained injuries, or you believe you might need their assistance down the line. Because of the potential severity of the case, the earlier you call proves to be the better of the options.
If you’re without an attorney and want to be prepared for the potential issues that may arise due to a car accident, make sure to keep the information of one safe and with you at all times. At GNPCV, we have a number of qualified representatives that are well-versed in personal injury cases and can help expedite the process and get you the return you deserve.
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