Do you Know the Best Course of Action During an Automotive Accident?
Every year, over 1.25 million people across the world die because of automobile accidents meaning an average of 3,287 deaths daily. Still on point, statistics indicate between 20 and 50 million people are left incapacitated with life time injuries from these accidents. That said, it is normal for people to be confused and frustrated when they are involved in an automobile accident and sadly this is where the problem starts. There are some dos and don’ts you ought to be aware of to ensure you avoid possible costly mistakes when pursuing your automobile accident further. Here is a list of these dos and don’ts to always keep in mind.
For starters, you might want to make that all important call to the police to inform them of the accident. No doubt the police will come in handy especially in helping you seek medical attention and also in gathering the bits and pieces to make the accident. The best thing about having the police on the scene of the accident is so they can record their observations and make notes and comments which may be beneficial should the case go to court.
Never leave the scene of the accident unless it is urgent medical attention, otherwise always wait for the police to show up. No doubt the charges of leaving the accident scene may be more severe even if the other person decides to leave the scene. It is important to protect the scene of the accident as much as you possibly can unless you are physically incapacitated to do so with injuries. Even better would be for you if you could take still images and a couple of short clips of the accident scene using your mobile phone. It is also important you set up the flares, turn the flashers on, put on the headlights or have a flashlight illuminating the accident scene lest other vehicles ram into the scene and worsen the situation.
The need to seek urgent medical attention whether or not there are bruises and physical injuries visible can never be overemphasized enough. One thing you should know is that some internal injuries cannot be felt immediately and may take weeks to be felt so take the time to learn more on those to help you make an informed decision. Ensure your doctor does soft tissue injury tests and check for possible internal bleeding that may affect your system after a couple of weeks. And when all is said and done, never admit fault even if you were on the wrong, this might cost you a lot in the long run.
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