What steps should I take following an automobile accident?
I think the most important advice that I would give anybody that’s been involved in a car accident would be to take a deep breath and remain calm. You are always in a better position to assess the accident scene from a position of calmness as opposed to being in full on panic mode. The next thing that I would do would be to assess whether or not yourself or anybody else was injured. If you suspect anyone was injured, call 911 and get an EMS out there right away. The next thing that I would do would be to call the police. You always want a professional police officer to investigate the scene as opposed to yourself or somebody else, especially the insurance company. Finally, call us. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Our firm can assist you in any way that we possibly can. We have a new thing in our website, you can download our app, you can do it right at the accident’s scene and if you download our app it gives you the ability to take photos of the scene, to get witness statements, make recordings, things of that nature, and then you can email it right from the scene to our office. That way, when you come to visit us, all the information will already be there, and we’ll be ready to go, ready to assist you in any way that we can.