In the United States, there are roughly 6 million car crashes per year. Of that number, many people are seriously injured or killed because of the carelessness of others.Car accidents can occur as the result of distracted driving, driving under the influence, failing to maintain control of speed, or just violating simple rules of the road.
Should you ever be involved in a serious car crash, you should do a few things: (1) call 911; (2) make sure you and your passengers are out of harms way; (3) exchange insurance information with the other driver; (4) take photographs of the scene; (5) get contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the crash; (6) get a police report number from the responding officer.
Making sure first responders show up on the scene is vital if you were hurt. If you struck your head, do not simply shrug it off as it could develop into a worsening concussion. Seek medical attention first.
In addition to getting the police report number, try to get the names and phone numbers of anyone who may have witnessed the crash. You will find that there are times that police do not contain the names of all the witnesses who had important information concerning the crash.
If you or anyone you know has been involved in a car crash, contact our office right away so we can help you!