No one wants to think that they’ll ever get into a car accident, but it’s a possibility we have to be prepared for. Do you know what to do if you’re involved in anything from a fender-bender to a major collision? It’s important that you follow the law—which will help protect you.
Here’s a list of what you can do to protect yourself and ensure your accident doesn’t cause any more disruption to your life than it already has.
You are under no obligation to speak to an insurance company or to settle before you hire an attorney. If the insurance company pressures you to do so, you can be firm with your refusal. You should avoid making statements to anyone other than the police officer at the scene of the accident until you have legal representation.
Hopefully, you’ll never need to use this guide—but consider printing or taking a screenshot of the graphic below and stashing it in your glove box, along with a pen and paper. If an accident happens, you can avoid the possibility that you’ll miss an important detail.
Have you been involved in an accident? Do you need representation from a car accident lawyer? Contact Mark Artall, APLC for a consultation today.