Tens of thousands of Americans are injured in traffic accidents in the U.S. each year, and millions more are injured. It doesn’t matter how safe a driver you are, it is likely that you will be involved in at least one serious car accident in your lifetime.
If you are involved in an automobile accident, the most important thing you can do is to seek medical treatment if you are injured. Even a minor injury can have very serious consequences if left untreated. Anyone who suspects he or she may have serious injuries, especially if they affect the neck or the back, should only be moved by trained medical personnel.
After seeking medical treatment for injuries, it’s important to document what happened in relation to the accident. Your notes should include where the accident occurred, why it occurred, what time it happened, and the weather and circumstances surrounding the accident. If you are able to take pictures of the scene, those pictures can be helpful.
You should notify the insurance companies involved after an accident. However, it’s important that you do not work directly with the insurance company to settle your accident if your accident was serious. Instead, you should hire a personal injury attorney to help. If you’re in Houston, call the attorneys at the Kennedy Law Firm.