Steps to Take After a Car Accident
No one likes to think about the possibility of a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, such accidents are very common. If you drive regularly, there is a good chance that you will be involved in a traffic collision at some point. For this reason, it is important to know what to do if such an incident occurs.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, property damage, and other losses. To learn more about your legal rights, call the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.
What to Do After a Collision
In the aftermath of a car accident, it is normal to feel shocked, disoriented, or frightened. Before taking any actions, you may want to take a deep breath to calm yourself and clear your head. Once you are ready to confront the situation, it is time to:
- Check on everyone involved in the accident. If anyone is seriously injured, do not try to move him or her. Call 911 and monitor the victim for signs of circulatory shock while you wait for help to arrive.
- If everyone involved in the accident is alright, inspect the damage to your vehicle. If you have a camera, you may want to photograph your car or motorcycle to document any damage done.
- Exchange information with the other driver. You will need his or her name, phone number, insurance provider, and his or her insurance provider’s phone number.
- Contact the police to file a report. If it is a serious accident, an officer may want to come to the site. If it is minor, the police will probably not want to send an officer out. Instead, you will need to visit the police station to fill out a report.
If you are concerned about protecting your rights and finances, you should contact an Iowa car accident attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. We can help you negotiate with your own insurance company as well as the other driver’s provider. This can help increase your chances of reaching a fair settlement with the other driver.
The Iowa car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., work hard on behalf of all of our clients. To discuss how we may be able to help with your case, contact us by calling 877-327-2600.