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Never drive away from the scene of a car wreck
Even a minor fender bender can cause damage and injury so be sure to stay at the scene of the accident and follow the steps provided below.
Call the police
Always call the police. A police officer will be able to gather all the necessary information from parties involved to properly document the facts of the car accident. By involving the police, you are creating an official record of what has transpired and determine fault.
While the police will gather information from all parties involved, be sure to gather information for your own records as well. Be sure to include the following:
- Names and contact information for all parties involved in the car accident (e.g. telephone numbers, address, email address)
- Drivers license and license plate numbers for all parties involved
- Names and contact information from any witnesses to the auto accident
See a doctor
If you are hurting, we recommend consulting with a licensed medical practitioner to properly document any injuries sustained as a result of your wreck. Relatively minor accidents can result in severe injuries, requiring hospitalization, doctors' visits, physical therapy and even surgery leaving you with significant medical costs. It is important for you to consult a personal injury attorney like Brent J. Rhodes to ensure that you are protecting your rights with regards to these medical expenses.
Injuries often associated with low-impact, rear-end, roll-over and head-on collision car accidents include whiplash, strains, sprains and bruises. In some cases, severe internal injuries may occur.
Determining who is at fault
Even though you have followed all of the advice listed above, turning to experienced accident attorneys like Brent J. Rhodes, who know personal injury law, is key. Contact Brent J. Rhodes immediately to determine if you have a case and what your next steps should be. If you don't act fast, you run the risk of evidence being lost, witnesses disappearing and potentially receiving less compensation for your injuries.
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