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4 Crucial Ways to Protect Yourself after Being in a Car Accident

Living through a car accident can be a truly terrifying experience. Even still, you must start thinking as soon as the crash is over. If you don’t, you may not be able to protect yourself from the possible ramifications of the accident. Try to keep a clear head. Below are four crucial ways you can protect yourself after being in a car accident.

1. Protect Yourself Physically

Car accidents are one of the biggest killers in the world. According to ASIRT.org, 1.3 million people die each year from injuries sustained from car accidents. Just because you are conscious after a crash does not mean you are in the clear. Internal injuries can quickly lead to death if not immediately addressed. If there is even a possibility that someone was injured in the crash, call 911 immediately.

2. Protect Your Insurance Coverage

In most cases, insurance should cover the damage sustained during an accident. However, you must take the proper steps to ensure your claim is not disputed by your insurance company or the insurance company of the other driver. One way you can do this is by calling a police officer to the scene to make an accident report. Taking photographs of the scene and writing notes to record the events as they happened can also help you prove the accident happened as you said it did so your insurance claim is successful.

3. Protect Yourself Legally

In certain cases, it may be a good idea to contact an attorney after an accident. For example, your injuries may be so extensive that your insurance won’t cover everything including your loss of quality of life due to a disability. If you can prove that the other driver is at fault, you can certainly obtain compensation in a court of law. If you need a lawyer, hire one from Priztker Law or a firm in your area as quickly as possible.

4. Protect Your Side of the Story

If you need to prove how the accident happened to your insurance company or a court of law, you must do everything you can to help prove your side of the story. If there were witnesses, obtain their contact information. Also make sure you receive a doctor’s report documenting any injuries sustained in the crash as soon as possible.

 

Despite how traumatizing a car accident can be, you must try to keep your wits about you. If you take the proper steps, you can protect yourself from harm both physically and financially.

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