Doing The Right Way

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. Further, another 20 to 50 million people are left disabled or severely injured and incapacitated from these accidents. Sadly, millions of people never know how to react, what to do or how to do it when involved in automobile accidents. How about you learn some dos and don’ts for your personal safety to avoid making very costly mistakes that may affect the outcome of your case. Keep reading to discover more about the dos and don’ts of an automobile accident to avoid making very costly mistakes that may affect your case should it go to trial.

It is important and highly recommended that the first course of action would be to call the police and 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.

The other thing not to do would be not to leave the accident scene until police arrive unless of course, your life is on the line and urgent medical attention is required. It is important you stay put at the scene even if the other party decides to leave as the cost of leaving can be too high and severe for you. 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.

As mentioned, never put off medical attention even if you feel fine immediately after the accident. Some internal injuries may not be felt right away so it is important to learn more about such things so you can be fully prepared. A good doctor should check any possible soft tissue injuries or internal bleeding that may compromise on your system’s functionality in future. 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.