Over six million car accidents occur each year in the United States. Fortunately, most of them involve only property damage – damage to the vehicle as opposed to the occupants. But one in three accidents involve personal injury to the driver or passengers and out of that number, two out of every ten accidents lead to fatal injuries.
If you are involved in an automobile accident, there are certain things you can do to protect yourself and your interests. The following is a list of the top ten things you should do if you are in an automobile accident:
7 Steps To Take After Any Motor Vehicle Accident ;
- Always call the police if you are able. Do not just work things out with other people at the scene of the crash.
- Take pictures at the accident scene and get witness contact information if you can. Get another person to do it for you if you cannot.
- Get a copy of the police report as soon as possible.
- Get insurance information from other drivers involved in the crash.
- Call your auto insurance company to report the crash, and get your No-Fault insurance medical claim number. Making a No-Fault claim will not raise your insurance premium rate.
- Get medical treatment right away and document your treatment. Do not refuse an ambulance or medical attention. Remember to provide your doctor with your No-Fault insurance claim number.
- Tell the doctor about everything that hurts, no matter how insignificant you may think it is. Everything is important when insurance is involved.