According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidents, including car accidents, are the fifth leading cause of death. In fact, automobile accident-related deaths cost over $70 billion each year. Additionally, more than 2.3 million drivers and passengers receive treatment in an emergency room every year because of motor vehicle accidents. These statistics highlight the commonality of traffic accidents in daily life. The frequency of such accidents makes it important for everyone to know “what to do after an auto accident.”
Our infographic lists four areas parties to a car accident need to consider. First, “think about safety.” Safety of yourself and your passengers should always be your primary concern after an accident. This means you should turn on your emergency lights, call the police, and tell the police if you need emergency medical care.
Second, “collect information.” You need to get the other driver’s pertinent contact information as well as taking pictures and notes on the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Third, “seek medical help.” You should be examined by your doctor as soon as possible and tell him that you have been in an accident. Injuries may be present even if you do not feel them immediately.
Finally, you need to protect your legal rights. If you have suffered personal injuries or property damage, then you may be entitled to compensation for these substantial costs. Contact a personal injury lawyer to learn more about filing a legal claim.
Our infographic highlights and illustrates the steps described above. Additionally, it provides information on the services our law firm can provide for you in these matters. For example, you can reach us by phone or online all day every day and your consultation is free. Additionally, there is no fee until you receive a settlement or award.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates want you to know that you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers may be able to give you important personal and legal advice. Additionally, our law firm has 29 years of experience handling car crash claims, and our consultations are free. Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.