What To Do After a Ventura Car Accident
What To Do After a Ventura Car Accident

Do you know what to do after a Ventura car accident? After a car accident things can be chaotic, following these few simple steps can assure  your rights are protected.

•Protect your safety and the safety of others. If you or someone around you is injured, call 911 immediately.

•Check for injuries; call an ambulance when in question

•Stay calm and collected; being involved in a car accident is sometimes frightening but getting upset will always make things worse.

Be Prepared

• Carry a set of cones, triangles or emergency flares in your truck

• Carry a pen and card with any medical information for you and your family

Get Off the Road

Prior to gathering information and speaking with the other driver involved, it’s important to get to safety as soon as possible. If involved in a minor fender bender, safely move your cars out of the way of traffic in order to prevent further damage or injuries.

Gather Information

If you’re in a collision, write down the following information of all of those involved:

• Name

• Address

• Phone number

• Email Address

• Year, make and model of car

• License plate number

Take Photos

• Damage to your vehicle

• Accident location

• People involved in accident

Get Information from the Police Officer

• Phone number

• Police report number

Medical Treatment

If you or a loved one is injured as a result of a collision, it is important that you seek immediate medical treatment relating to the accident. Many times individuals are injured but try to ‘tough it out’. This is not only dangerous to your health, but something an insurance company will hold against you later on. Do not wait to seek out medical treatment.

File a Claim

Following a collision, contact your insurance company immediately to begin processing your claim. If your insured, we recommended you speaking with a Ventura Personal injury lawyer prior to ensure that all your rights are protected.

Contact a Ventura Personal  Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured, contact The May Firm today for a free consultation with one of our Ventura personal injury lawyers. Call (805) 557-8061. We’re available to speak 24/7 and handle cases throughout California.

 

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