The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be rather unsettling and scary. There are several things you should do, and others you should not. Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD, personal injury and car accident lawyers, is pleased to offer the following dos and do nots should you get into a car accident. Car-Accident-Lawyer Do
  • Check to make sure no one is serious injured, regardless of who caused the accident.
  • Call 911, and have police, fire, and EMTs dispatched.
  • Get the other person’s make, model, and license plate number.
  • Follow all directives given by the 911 operator.
  • Only exchange personal information if instructed to do so.
  • Move a safe distance away from the accident if possible.
  • Turn on the vehicle’s hazard lights.
  • Call an accident injury law firm if you received personal injuries, to find out your options.
Don’t
  • Never flee the scene of an accident.
  • Do not let the other person convince you to only exchange information and not call the police.
  • Never give the police false information.
  • Avoid letting your emotions and anger get out of control. It was an accident, not an “on-purpose.”
  • Never refuse medical treatment, as you could be injured and not know it.
Feel free to contact us at (800) 722-9744 now for a no-obligation consultation appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Marc J. Shuman & Associated, LTD for more information and help filing a personal injury claim.

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