What to Do After an Auto Accident

There are some events that most people do not ever want to experience. Near the top of the list is getting in an accident while driving an automobile. Despite having good intentions and a safe driving record, however, even the safest drivers are involved in auto accidents every day in this country. It is best, therefore, for all drivers and passengers to be prepared in the event that an accident is unavoidable. To answer the question of what to do after an auto accident, the experienced attorneys at Robert B. Sykes & Associates offers the following information:

Gather Information

No matter the severity of an auto accident, getting as much information as possible can save lives and protect you in the event that the at-fault drivers' insurance companies fail to offer a fair settlement. Make sure to prioritize your time and gather the most vital information first before moving down this simple list of what to do after an auto accident: 

  1. Injury
    Your first priority is to assess your own physical condition and that of others who may have been involved in the accident. Summon emergency medical care to the scene if anyone is injured.

  1. Name, number, license plate
    Next, you should get essential personal information from others involved in the accident, including their names, phone numbers and driver's license numbers. You may only have time to jot down the color and make of a hit-and-run vehicle, however.

  1. Insurance information
    If possible, exchange insurance information with relevant parties.

  1. Call your lawyer
    After you have settled everything you can at the accident site, you should consider calling a lawyer to get additional legal advice.

When in Doubt, Ask a Lawyer

If you still have questions about what to do after an auto accident, contact an attorney who specializes in auto accident cases as soon as possible. Call 801-533-0222 to schedule a FREE consultation with the experienced attorneys at Robert B. Sykes & Associates.