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What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?

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First and foremost, seek medical attention if warranted. Once your well-being and that of your fellow accident victims have been evaluated and stabilized, you should collect important information from those involved in the accident. Such information includes, but is not limited to, driver’s license numbers and vehicle registration information along with the names and addresses of vehicle passengers and bystanders who may have witnessed the accident.

Also, make sure to record the names of any emergency personnel such as police officers or paramedics who respond to the scene. In addition, pay close attention to the behavior of those involved. Does anyone seem intoxicated? Do the victims appear injured? What type of damage have the vehicles sustained? Are there any unusual facts or circumstances surrounding the accident? For instance, what is the weather like? Fog? Rain? Snow? Was traffic heavy or light? In general, while it may be difficult to stay focused in such a stressful situation, writing down your observations of the accident scene may help you prevail in any lawsuit that results from the accident.

First and foremost, seek medical attention if warranted. Once your well-being and that of your fellow accident victims have been evaluated and stabilized, you should collect important information from those involved in the accident. Such information includes, but is not limited to, driver’s license numbers and vehicle registration information along with the names and addresses of vehicle passengers and bystanders who may have witnessed the accident. Also, make sure to record the names of any emergency personnel such as police officers or paramedics who respond to the scene. In addition, pay close attention to the behavior of those involved. Does anyone seem intoxicated? Do the victims appear injured? What type of damage have the vehicles sustained? Are there any unusual facts or circumstances surrounding the accident? For instance, what is the weather like? Fog? Rain? Snow? Was traffic heavy or light? In general, while it may be difficult to stay focused in such a stressful situation, writing down your observations of the accident scene may help you prevail in any lawsuit that results from the accident.