What to Do After a Car Accident

Kurtz Blum, PLLC | Raleigh Criminal LawyersThe sad fact is that car accidents may happen, no matter how hard you try to prevent them. There will always be reckless drivers on the road, and you can fall victim to one at any time. The key is to maintain your composure and keep a few things in mind. Here’s what you need to do in the event of a car accident:

Remain at the accident scene

Once you find yourself in an accident involving damage to property or physical injury, you need to stay at the accident scene until the authorities give you permission to leave. Leaving the scene without waiting for the go signal can result in certain sanctions and criminal charges.

Do not admit fault

Even if you believe you were at fault, it is important that you do not admit it out loud. Certain factors may be at play that led to the accident which you may not be aware of. These factors may reveal that the other driver way in fact more at fault than you. Just tell the police what you know about the accident and let them draw their own conclusions from the details you supplied to them.

Get medical care

If medical personnel are at the scene, have them take a look at you. Many people involved in an accident don’t realize that they may already have a serious concussion. To be safe, report your symptoms to the medical staff to rule out the possibility of brain injury.


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