Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

**You must seek treatment for you injuries that you have suffered as a result of your auto accident at a hospital, doctors office or chiropractor within 14 days of the day of the accident or you will loose you personal injury protection benefits under you insurance policy forever.**

11.03.2016

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful, often frightening, event. It is important to stay levelheaded and take the following steps following an accident.

Stay at the Scene

First, check on everyone involved for injuries. Unless there is imminent danger, or if you believe you or your passengers have been injured, stay put in your car until emergency personnel have arrived. This is especially important if anyone is experiencing any neck or back pain immediately following the accident.

Stay at the scene until the police arrive. Make note of all damages, with pictures if possible. Exchange contact information with any other drivers or witnesses. Be polite, but do not admit fault or apologize. The details of fault will be sorted out by your respective insurance in the coming weeks.

Call Your Insurance Company

Tell your insurance company you have been in an accident right away. If there was a police report filed, make sure you obtain a copy of it for your records. Even if you do not believe you have been injured, schedule a doctor's appointment right away. Injuries such as whiplash may not present themselves immediately following an accident.

Get in Touch With a Lawyer

If you have been injured, it is important to consult with an accident attorney. A lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the system will ensure you receive the maximum to which you are entitled. We work only on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay a fee if you receive a settlement or damages payment. Call T. David Mann & Associates to learn more about how we can help you after an auto accident.

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