What to Do
After a Car Accident
Injuries that are caused by a car wreck can leave you feeling dazed and confused, flustered, and forgetful. Even for the most seasoned driver.
Following an incident that involves a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian, more commonly referred to as a car accident, there are key steps that should be taken to make sure you are protected in the future.
These steps will help you if you need to file a claim or pursue a case because of the injury or the impact it has on your life moving forward.
Step 1: Check yourself and your passengers for injuries
If you or a passenger is injured in any way, stay where you are unless it’s unsafe to do so. Call 911 or ask a bystander to do so, and wait for help to arrive.
If you are injured, accept medical treatment.If you are injured, accept medical treatment. Your health and safety is our number one concern
Your health and safety is our number one concern.
If you or someone in your party is able to do so, the following steps will help when putting together a case for your accident.
Step 2: Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.
Make sure to gather the following information:
- full name of driver and contact information;
- name of insurance company and policy number;
- drivers license and license plate number;
- type, color, model of vehicle;
- location of accident. Note any cross streets or other markers that would be helpful to those who will investigate the accident later.
- police report if it is available.
Step 3: Document the accident to the best of your ability.
- Take pictures and videos of the scene, of your car, and any other vehicles or people involved in the incident.
- Identify the officers at the scene and get a copy of the police report.
- Take down names and contact information of witnesses.
This is not for you or the police to determine, this is part of the legal process.
Step 4: Open an Insurance Claim
Opening an insurance claim will allow your insurance company to pay some of your medical expenses and will make them aware that a crash has happened. This is one of the reasons working with our office can help you. We can contact the insurance company for you, open the claim, and work to make sure your bills are being paid.
Step 5: Contact an attorney
The personal injury attorneys at Johnson Livingston are here to help you. We will take care of all the details, the claims process, the paperwork, and working with the insurance company so you can focus on your recovery and returning to your life without extra hassle.
We take the pressure off knowing the ins and outs of the legal process and give you the guidance and advice you need so you can make the right decision for you. Our agenda is to provide you with real advice and genuine support no matter how long it takes to complete your claim or case.
Here at Johnson Livingston, our experienced personal injury attorneys know how to handle all the details of a personal injury claim caused by a negligent driver during a car accident in Utah.
We will walk you through every detail and provide assistance every step of the way, no matter where your case leads.
Johnson | Livingston, LLC
Personal Injury & Trial Attorneys
195 South Orem Blvd, Suite 1
Orem, UT 84058
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