What to Do after a Car Accident

Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys

Car accident

Every year 2.35 million people are injured or disabled from car accidents in the United States according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. Serious car accident injuries can greatly impact a person’s quality of life and result in lifelong negative effects. That’s why it is important to take the proper steps after a car accident to help ensure that your physical and financial are properly handled. Many people don’t know what to do after a car accident, which may leave them powerless to get the necessary care and money they need.

If you are involved in a car accident,  we suggest that you follow these easy steps to help get you or a loved one back on the road to recovery:

1. Assess the Damages

Immediately after a car accident in Phoenix has taken place, remain calm and assess the damages to you, your passengers and lastly, your vehicle. If you, your passengers, or the other vehicle’s passengers have been injured, dial 911 immediately to be properly examined by a medical professional.

2. Record the Incident

If your injuries do not require immediate medical assistance and are not life threatening, take photos of yourself, passengers or the other driver and any damage to your vehicle, other vehicles or objects involved. It is very important to have images on hand that may later help your personal injury case if the onset of whiplash or paralysis occurs in the following weeks. If police are not present, it is your duty to make sure you have enough evidence to properly identify who is at fault.

3. Exchange Information

If another driver is involved in the car accident, make sure to take down their license plate number, their driver’s license number, the make and model of their vehicle, and their insurance information.

4. Contact a Phoenix Car Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help you get the money you may deserve from your car accident. Time is of the essence. Contact a personal injury attorney who can record the details of the accident while it is fresh in your memory.Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys will make sure you get the proper care you deserve after a car accident. Don’t wait! Contact Lerner and Rowe at 602-977-1900 for a free case consultation.