What are the First Steps After the Car Accident?

After somebody is injured in a car accident, the first thing that is most important, is to get proper medical treatment, perhaps at the scene of the accident by ambulance. You want to get medical treatment as soon as possible and pictures are very important as well. I’m not saying that the injured person always has the ability to take pictures, but if someone could take pictures of the vehicles and the damage to them right there at the scene, maybe at the position they were after the impact, that’s very helpful. The sooner somebody consults an attorney, if they’re injured, the better off a case will be because the information is all fresh and can be properly gathered. It is always important to make sure that the police come to the scene, and that they make a valid police report. It can be retrieved a couple of days after the accident. That is easy enough. Those are some of the most important things that I can tell you after an accident occurs. Lastly, if the police don’t come, get the information of the other car involved in the accident especially the license plate. If you can get the name of the driver,things of that nature, it is very important.

The law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger and Peters is composed of  dedicated attorneys, who have years of experience dealing with automobile accident cases throughout the Brooklyn, New York area. Contact them for your free initial consultation.

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