A car accident can occur anytime but there are many do’s and don’ts that must be kept in mind if a person is involved in a car accident even if they are not injured. One can get advantage by consulting a personal injury lawyer if they are involved in personal injury litigation stemming from a car accident.
Stay at the accident spot
If an accident occurs in which you suffer injuries or the accident causes property damage, staying at the accident spot is necessary until the police tell you that you can go home. Leaving the accident spot can result in driver’s license sanctions and you can also be charged when the law requires a person to wait for the police.
Help the injured person
If someone is injured in an accident and a person is present there who is trained in administering first aid, then that person can help the injured person. However, care should be taken not to move the injured person from one place to another. The matter should also be reported to the police. The person who calls the police must tell the officer that individuals are injured and should also tell the number of individuals if there are more, so that enough emergency personnel respond to the scene. If it is night time, then people present at the accident scene should turn their flashers on to make the traffic aware of the accident.
Get the related information
If an accident occurs, the person involved in the accident should get all the information given below:
• Name, address, driver’s license number, insurance information, and license plate number of the other driver.
• Name, address, and telephone number of individuals who were present there when the accident happened and who saw it with their own eyes.
• One should ask the police officers who are investigating the incident to provide you with a business card with the incident number, so that you can get an accident report.
• You may also want to note down information about how the accident happened, like the direction of vehicles in which they were travelling when the accident happened and what the vehicles were doing when the collision happened.
Do not admit to any mistake
A person should not accept his/her mistake even if they think that the accident occurred due to their mistake because there are many hidden facts that can prove that the other driver was at fault.
Do not talk to any other individual present at the accident spot other than the police
One should only tell facts related to the accident to the police officers so that they can draw their own conclusion from the facts.
Consult a doctor and get medical care
The person involved in the accident should consult a doctor and tell if they are facing any health issues or having problems after the accident like loss of memory, headache, blood or fluid in ear, dizziness, or an unusual physical or mental feeling. It is good to take medical care because there are many problems that can occur as a result of the accident but are hidden.