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Do’s and Don’ts’s Post Car Accident
A car accident is a traumatic event. Most people do not know where to begin and what to do afterwards. Insurance companies deal with these matters on an every-day basis and have a wealth of knowledge and resources at their disposal. This gives insurance companies an advantage that they can and often do use against those injured in an accident. It is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights.
After an accident, there are certain things you should do and some pitfalls you should avoid assure you put yourself in the best position moving forward.
· Remain calm and do seek medical attention, if needed, before doing anything else
· Call the police to investigate the accident
o Get a copy of the initial crash report
· Get license plate numbers, insurance information, names, numbers and addresses of all parties involved in the accident
· If able, take photographs of the scene
o The scene of the accident from all angles
o Both vehicles including impact points
o Any other property damaged
o Any visible injuries
· Get any witness information
· Call an attorney to protect your rights
You should avoid:
· Do not admit fault or apologize
· Do not leave the scene of the accident
· Do not engage in discussions about the accident with the other parties
· Do not talk to the insurance company before consulting an attorney
o Most importantly do not give a recorded statement
Knowledge is power and the attorneys at MDK Law Group can provide you with a free consultation so you can arm yourself with the information you need in dealing with a car accident, property loss, wage loss and the other customary disruptions that follow. MDK is dedicated to obtaining the best results for our clients and you will always have direct access to an attorney to address your legal questions.
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