Car accidents are incredibly traumatic and disorienting. The most serious car accidents can lead to death or severe injuries that impact your ability to work or continue with day-to-day life. Also, there are several expenses after a car accident that heavily burden individuals and families.

If you are involved in a car accident, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do:

Contact the police. The police will create an accident report, which is very important for your claim.

Collect as much information about the other driver as possible. This includes name, contact information, license plate number, and insurance information. In the event of a hit-and-run car accident, try to grab a picture of the driver’s license plate number. It is also helpful to collect the names and phone numbers of any witnesses of the accident.

Seek medical treatment for your injuries and keep track of all medical visits and records. It’s important to see a doctor right after the accident even if you feel fine because some injuries may not show up for several days afterwards.

Lastly, contact an attorney to assist you. The good news is that you do not have to handle the aftermath of a car accident alone. An experienced attorney will guide you through what is often a very confusing process.

Our personal injury lawyers at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers are here to simplify this process for you. Do not hesitate to reach out if you or your loved one are involved in a car accident. Call (800) 215-7211 or send us a message for a free consultation.

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