What To Do If You Are In A Car Wreck

What To Do If You Are In A Car Wreck

There’s no way to tell when a Car Wreck might happen

A car wreck can occur anytime, anywhere, and at any place. The photograph above is from an 18 Wheeler Accident in Webster County, Mississippi.

Statistically, most car wrecks occur within 3 miles of the person’s home. Knowing what to do when you’re involved in a car it is critical. Here are some tips to help you know what to do if you’re involved in a car wreck.

What To Do If You Are In A Car Wreck

First, you should move your vehicle to a safe position off the road if your vehicle is drivable. Make sure your vehicle is out of the road so that you’re not struck by oncoming traffic. If you have any passengers in the car, check on them to make sure they are not hurt. If you’re physically able, exit the vehicle in a safe manner and assess the damage to your vehicle. If the driver of the other vehicle is injured, you want to check on them and see if they need any assistance.

Next, call 911 and report the accident. Informed the dispatcher of the location of the accident and try to tell them as many details as possible as to the number of people with injuries. Now you should wait for the first responders to arrive.

While you are waiting for the first responders to arrive, it is a good time to take pictures of the damage to your vehicle. Take pictures of the entire area your vehicle that was damaged. Take photographs of the other vehicle involved. If you see any road signs nearby or are near an intersection, try to take pictures of that also. These pictures will help your attorney prove your claim. Now is also a good time to call a friend or family member and let them know of your condition. One of the most important things to do is use common sense.

Once the first responders arrive, it is very important to tell them about any injuries you suffered. If you’re injured to the point that you cannot drive, you should ask to be transported to the hospital by ambulance.It is very important that you seek medical treatment for your injuries, even if you don’t think there are very severe. It is possible that you will not feel sore until a couple days after  the wreck.

If you’re injured in a car wreck, the next thing you need to do is call Pepper and Odom Law Firm at 601–202-1111. One of our skilled personal injury attorneys will be happy to assist you with your claim.Visit the Pepper and Odom website for more information.

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