As a victim of a car accident, you deserve to have yourself taken care of. You need to seek the right medical care and shouldn’t have to worry about your finances being affected by another person’s negligence. After a crash, there are a few things you can do to make it easier to file a claim to receive compensation.
To start with, make sure you and the other party stop at the scene of the accident. If the other person hits you and flees the scene, that person has now committed a hit-and-run accident, which is a serious crime. A person who does this can have his license revoked or suspended.
If you or the other party is able to, aid must be rendered when possible. Don’t move anyone unless there is a hazard more dangerous to the person’s health than staying where he or she is.
Next, make sure you collect information on the witnesses and driver. You should exchange information like your names and addresses, your driver license number, the plate numbers on the vehicles and your insurance information. This can all be used to find the other person and to file a claim later on in your case.
Your accident should be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles. If a police officer comes to the scene, he may do this for you. In the meantime, if you need medical assistance, seek it out, as this is the most important thing in the entire situation. When you’re able, your attorney can help you make a claim. Our website has more information on the steps you can take to seek compensation.