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WHAT TO DO AFTER A OAK PARK CAR ACCIDENT?
Car accidents happen in Oak Park Michigan for many reasons, including driver inattention, wrongful acts, aggressive driving, driving under the influence, human error, mechanical failure, and many other causes. In many cases after a car collision, you may not know what exactly caused your collision. However, it is important you take certain actions to ensure you are protected in the months and years following your crash and injuries.
Immediately After Your Traffic Collision
Stay calm. Try to evaluate the situation. If you or someone else has been seriously injured, call 911 to get help. If the accident is a minor accident, still take photos of the accident scene and move your car out of the way of moving traffic.
Make no mistake: your insurance claim starts the minute you have a collision in a car. It is important you stay calm and that you avoid getting into an argument or discussion about what may have caused the accident. At this juncture, you may not have the full picture of what happened. It is best to simply stick with your factual statements, exchange contact information with the other driver, and exchange insurance information with the other driver and take photos or video of the entire accident scene from as many angles as possible so your car accident attorney can piece together enough knowledge about how to best pursue your claim for maximum results. Also get the contact information of any possible witnesses.
Call 911 after a car accident. If you there is property damage, injury, or suspect that a crime has occurred, call 911 to inform the police. If, for example, you suspect the other driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if you have been in a hit-and-run accident, or if you are the victim of road rage accident, you will want to call 911 emergency services right away. This way, the local police department can be dispatched to help and work to protect you. Plus, the police will look to find but the other person before the can harm someone else.
The Days After the Accident
After your auto accident, you will want to keep careful notes of any symptoms you develop and receipts for any out of pocket money you need to spend because of your vehicle accident. Even if you need to take an Uber, or taxi can, this bills can add up, so keep receipts of all of your accident related expensive so you can present them as part of your claim for reimbursement.
If you notice developing headaches, pain, numbness, tingling, limited range of motion, soreness, or any new symptoms, seek urgent medical care immediately. Some car collision injuries will not appear until hours or day later, including whiplash type injuries and even serious closed head injuries, can take hours or days to develop symptoms, but they can still be a medical emergency. Seeking medical attention fast can get you essential treatment and can help you document that your injury was caused by the accident.
Contact Oak Park Car Accident Attorneys today at 1-866-HIRE-JOE
If your car crash has resulted in property damage or medical injuries, you will likely be filing a claim with your Michigan no-fault car insurance. However, you may wish to contact a personal injury attorney, too. An attorney with experience in traffic collisions can help you sort out the details of your car insurance policy and can make sure you get the right compensation. Most auto insurance companies want to resolve claims quickly and inexpensively so be careful about calls you may get from adjusters. Our attorneys will take care of all negotiations with your insurers on your behalf, seeking the highest compensation possible for your injuries.
Contact Joseph Dedvukaj at 1-866-447-3563 (1-866-HIRE-JOE) for a free consultation with a Oak Park-area car accident attorney.
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