Concluding the three-part blog Do You Know What You Should Do after a Car Accident?, the following provides some more tips on what you should do if you are involved in a car accident. After you have called police and taken down the personal information of those involved in the car accident:
- Photograph the damage caused by the accident: Regardless of whether you use a disposable camera that you keep in your glove box or the camera on your cellphone, be sure to take pictures of all of the damage you can tell was caused by the car accident (if you have access to two cameras, you may want to take pictures on both just so that you have a backup in case something happens the photos on one device). As you are photographing the damage, be sure to take pictures of all of the damage done to your car and any other cars in the accident, the greater scene of the accident and any injuries you or your passengers sustained in the collision.
- Request a police report of the accident: Before you leave the scene of the accident, be sure to ask police for a copy of the final police report (if you forget to do this, however, you can always call the police station after the fact to request a copy). While the police report will include important information regarding any witnesses to the accident, it can also be pivotal in helping to establish negligence later in a car accident lawsuit.
- Meet with an experienced car accident attorney: Within the days or weeks following the car accident, meeting with an experienced car accident attorney will be paramount to helping you learn more about your legal rights and your potential entitlement to compensation for your injuries and losses.
Littleton Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a truck accident, car accident or in any type of traffic accident, you are encouraged to consult with the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC. Meeting with one of our esteemed attorneys as soon as your health is stabilized can ensure that you ultimately have the strongest case possible, as waiting will start immediately running out the statute of limitations for your case and could even result in the loss of critical evidence.
Our trusted Littleton personal injury and accident attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling car accident cases, wrongful death suits and other types of personal injury lawsuits, and we are experienced at helping victims and their families secure the maximum possible settlement for their losses. We encourage those who think they may have a claim to meet with us for a free initial consult to learn more about their legal rights and to receive a thorough evaluation of their case. Call us at (303) 932-8666 to get your case started at no upfront cost.