In our previous blog post, we discussed what to do after you get into a car accident. Auto accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and can change your life instantly. Unfortunately, how you handle the car crash afterward is essential to making sure you are protected legally. Here are some other things you should do after getting into a car accident.
Please note that it is essential that your first step should always be calling the police and first responders in the event of a car accident.
- Once you have taken pictures of the accident, make sure they are saved in your phone with a timestamped date on them. Some insurance agencies have smartphone apps that allow you to upload photos of the damage as a part of your claim.
- After the police arrive, make sure that you file a formal police report that is filled out by the officer on the scene. Filing a police report after the accident can help document vital facts such as who is at fault, what damage has been done, and if anyone was hurt.
- When exchanging information with the other driver, only give them the necessary details, such as your name, phone number, address, and insurance policy number. If they ask for something like your social security number, that is not necessary for filing a claim so you should not give that to them.
- Call your insurance company once the police report has been done and you are to a safe place off the road. Report the accident location, whose fault it was, what time it happened, and what damage has been done to your insurance agent so they can properly file a claim.
When you are involved in an automobile accident and need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer in Baltimore, MD, turn to Mobley and Brown, LLP. Give our experienced attorneys a call today at (410) 385-0398 or toll-free at (833) 355-9897.