Witnessing the car accident will be a very frightening & stressful event. In an aftermath of witnessing the car accident, you might be asking: what are your responsibilities if I am close to the accident?
Many car accidents’ are happening in the country each year where around 3 million people get injured. If you ever get injured in a car accident, you can end up missing out on your work as well as struggling with the costly medical bills. Suppose you choose to take action against the other party, the compensation you get can help to cover your losses. But, before going ahead, you should first visit whichever is nearby to you and get yourself checked up to know your injury.
- Take Photos or Save Evidence
In a car accident, the memories change or fade with time. Recording photos at a time of an accident improves the veracity of the record at the later date. Suppose you are not able to do it at a time of injury, then you must consider having the friend and loved one doing it for you. You must take pictures of this scene, injuries, or any property damage.
You can get copies of medical records, property damage receipts, records, and estimates. Suppose the consumer product had led to an injury, you must preserve that item in the same way at a time of an incident.
Keep associated items like labels, manuals, packaging, and more and original receipt too. Suppose you can’t find the receipt, you must try to get the record of sale through the original seller, credit card company or bank, (you used for paying an item).
- Contacting the Insurance Firms
After a car accident, you will have to contact the insurance firm. Although you might not be at the fault, you have to allow them to know you were in the wreck, if another driver seems uninsured.
So, your insurance firm will help to provide your lawyer with some useful information about other drivers & insurance that they might have. Suppose you do not hear anything from the other party’s insurance firm within some days after this wreck, you must call them & let them know you were in the wreck with their drivers.
While talking to another insurance firm, provide the basic information. What is more, if you’re going to get the lawyer involved, never give the recorded statement. These generally can hurt your case or may get used against you, so you need to be very careful.
You need to check yourself or any passengers in the vehicle for any kind of visible injuries. You can call the police or ask somebody to do it if it seems anybody is hurt, in your car or other car involved in an accident. Suppose you are seriously injured, do not try to move till help comes to you.
Speak to the police & give your contact details. Also, provide your witness statement when they come. Tell the officers everything that you saw & be truthful —in case you do not know something, it is fine to say I do not know. Leave the contact details if the police have more questions at the later date. You might be contacted by the insurance firms or lawyers that are involved in a claim at the later date.
- Check for Any Damage to Vehicles
Suppose you are not injured or you can assess damage to vehicles, take a little time to do this. Take pictures showing the position of your car if they have not been moved & damage to every vehicle. Suppose you cannot take photos, consider drawing the diagram to demonstrate how that accident occurred when it is fresh in your brain.
You are not at this alone. When you are involved in an accident everything will feel overwhelming however you do not need to do this alone. The professionals have years of experience dealing with each minute detail that is involved with the accidents. Sooner you will reach them faster they will step in for handling these details. Thus, in case you have sustained any injuries in the car accident, you will be entitled to monetary recovery.