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. Still on point, statistics indicate between 20 and 50 million people are left incapacitated with life time injuries from these accidents. Having said that, many people end up frustrated and confused not knowing what to do or where to start when involved in a car accident. There are some dos and don’ts you ought to be aware of to ensure you avoid possible costly mistakes when pursuing your automobile accident further. 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.
For starters, you might want to make that all important call to the police to inform them of the accident. If not for anything else, they will help you get the medical attention that you require and at the same time document 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.
Never leave the scene of the accident unless it is urgent medical attention, otherwise always wait for the police to show up. You can bet the cost of leaving that scene of the accident would be more severe and the consequences adverse, even if the other party decides to leave. It is imperative you ensure the scene of the accident is fully protected until the police give a go ahead unless of course, your physical injuries are more than you can bear. It is also advisable you take images and clips of the scene of the accident with the use of a camera or even your mobile phone. It is also advisable to have flares or flashers on, flashlights or headlights to ensure other road users are informed of the accident ahead lest they ram into the scene and cause more havoc.
The need to seek urgent medical attention whether or not there are bruises and physical injuries visible can never be overemphasized enough. Remember, most of the internal injuries may not be seen or felt until after a couple of weeks so take the time to understand and learn more about the same. Ensure your doctor does soft tissue injury tests and check for possible internal bleeding that may affect your system after a couple of weeks. 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.