When you are hit by another vehicle many of us will not remember the basic auto accident checklist of what to do. We at Doran, Beam & Farrell have a simple word to assist you:
Check to see if you or your passengers are injured. If there is any indication of injury or pain, call for medical help. If possible, check the other drivers. Immediately dial 911 and summon the police to the scene of the accident – regardless of whether there are injuries. Do not buy into the other driver’s promise to settle up later.
Get names and addresses of any independent witnesses. If possible, quickly obtain all information about the other drivers involved. Get names, car license numbers, driver’s license numbers and insurance information. Witnesses can make the difference in your case.
Look at the accident scene. Note where your car is located and where other cars are located. Look to see if anything else could have contributed or caused the accident. Look for pieces of the vehicles. Write down your impressions as soon as possible.
Use a camera or your cell phone to take photos. Capture the moment in pictures. Be sure to take photos of the damage to their cars as well as the scene.
Afterwards, contact Doran, Beam & Farrell at 727-846-1000 to help guide you through your injury claim. We are available 24/7.
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