There isn’t enough driver’s training or resources available that will ever fully prepare you for a Manassas auto accident. Being involved in a serious auto accident is one of the most terrifying experiences you will have in your life, especially if you are injured. Knowing what to do in the minutes, hours and days after the collision can be a challenge. This can also be the most critical of times, as the wrong decisions may risk recovering for what you're due.
At BenGlassLaw, we understand that being in a car wreck can be unchartered territory for most people. That is why we have compiled a list of actions you should take after a Manassas auto accident.
- Collect information. Depending on your injuries, try to collect as much information as possible. Photographs, witness information and details relating to the driver and the vehicles involved will help you, if you decide to file an injury claim. For example, take pictures of the damage to your vehicle, the accident scene and even the people involved in the crash. This one is a bit of a no brainer, but if you are shaken up and have just come out of a car wreck odds are it's one of the last things on your mind.
- Jot down the police officer’s name and telephone number. You should also request the police report number. When you are talking with the police officer, do not admit fault or place blame on the other driver. There is often a lot of confusion after an accident and there may be factors involved of which you are not yet aware.
- Go to the doctor. It is important that you see a physician, even if you feel that you were only slightly injured. Sometimes the symptoms of a serious injury do not surface right away, so you don’t want to take any chances. Plus, waiting to see a doctor could actually hurt you, if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim.
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