If You Or Someone You Love Is Involved In An Accident

May 18, 2018
In an Accident

With school ending and summer vacation beginning, I thought that this would be a good time to talk about a few things that should be done if you or someone you love is involved in an accident. Often times, car accident victims are initially in shock immediately following an accident. If you are not in a tremendous amount of pain, try to calm down and think about these steps. The moments immediately following the accident can be very critical to you obtaining the care and treatment that you require.

Even if you initially are not in pain, do not make any statements about your medical condition or injuries sustained. Seek medical attention at an Emergency Room and allow a health care professional to evaluate your condition. It is not uncommon to wake up sore the morning after an accident or to experience pain and soreness. If you are able to be released from the hospital following your emergency room visit, it is a good idea to follow up with your primary care physician so that he or she is aware of the fact that you were in an accident and can also evaluate your condition.

What to Do If You Are In An Accident

  1. If Your Physical Condition Allows, Assist Injured Parties
  2. Call Law Enforcement
  3. Try to take a picture of the license plates of all parties involved
    • * hit and runs have become a common occurrence and if you have a
      picture of the license plate of the at fault party, law enforcement
      officers have a start
  4. Take Pictures of Any Damage
  5. Get Names and Contact Information of All Parties Involved and Witnesses
  6. Do Not Make Any Statements Regarding Your Injuries at the Scene

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