Car accidents are a part of life, but no matter the situation people are always pointing the finger in the other direction.
NHTS studies show that 80% of drivers believed that the other driver was at fault. With all this finger pointing, what can you do to protect yourself if you are involved in an accident?
1. Documentation is extremely important: Immediately document names, intersections, witnesses, insurance companies.
2. Take pictures: Take pictures of your car, their car, where the accident happened, and important road signs.
3. Do Not Leave the scene: Do not rush away from the scene. You do not want the driver to influence the police or other drivers because you were not there to offer a statement or rebuttal.
4. Keep Calm: Don’t offer too much information, and keep your calm. Don’t let anyone provoke you.
5. Immediately call your attorney: Your attorney can advise you of what steps to take to protect yourself, and they can start documenting evidence. If you do not have an attorney, considering finding some reputable attorneys to work with and do not pay a retainer. Haire Law offers a free case evaluation so that you know where you stand immediately.
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