What should I do after being in a car accident over the Labor Day weekend?
Whenever a car crash occurs, it can shake up everyone involved. In fact, nerves get rattled and adrenaline pumps throughout the body, which is why it can cause people involved in collisions to not even think straight. As a result, many people forget what to do following a traffic accident — especially one that occurs over a holiday weekend when people might be traveling away from home.
Whether your Labor Day crash took place out of town or close by your home, it is important to do the same things, such as:
- Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver
- Take pictures of all the damage done to all vehicles involved
- Call the police to make an accident report
- Seek medical treatment, even if your injuries are minor
- Refrain from making any posts on social media sites during this time
- Do not agree to provide a recorded statement or medical authorization form to the other driver’s insurance company
- Contact a personal injury lawyer, especially if you have injuries
While you should follow all of these tips after a crash, the most important thing you can do for your potential car accident claim is see a doctor within 14 days to get a thorough medical examination.
If you suffered a serious injury, you need to make sure you are being represented by an injury lawyer who will take your claim seriously and negotiate with the insurance company to the fullest. For help with your claim, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a free consultation today.