Maintaining calm after being hit with a car is difficult, but it can help should you need to pursue legal action later. Pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle should assess their immediate medical needs, first, and seek medical attention should their injuries require a doctor’s aid. If the accident causes only minor injuries, you should gather all the information you can, including the driver’s name, license plate number, insurance information, etc. Also, take as many photos of the accident scene as possible. Never consent to the driver leaving the scene or admit fault. Following these steps will aid your attorney and increase your chances of recovery if the matter proceeds to litigation. Even if you’re relatively unhurt by the accident, it’s still a good idea to visit an emergency room or doctor afterward, as many injuries are not immediately apparent. A doctor’s examination can also come in handy should you need to pursue legal action. To learn more about pedestrian accidents and how you can protect your legal rights, check out this infographic from the Law Office of Marc J. Shuman & Associates.