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Hey everyone! This is Ted Ravan from Ravan Law and welcome to Ted Talk Tuesdays.
Today I’m going to go over a topic that a lot of people ask me about:
What do you do if you’re involved in a car accident?
First thing to do, move to a safe area.
If you’re on the freeway, get off the freeway, pull over somewhere. If you’re not on the freeway, move to a parking lot, move the side of the road, whatever you need to do to make sure you stay safe. After that, you’ve gotta exchange information. Get their driver’s license, get their insurance information, get their license plate… Then, take pictures, take pictures of everything! Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle to their vehicle, the license plate number. If you can snap pictures of the driver, take pictures of the signs on the road. Everything! It’s important to document everything you can, after that, call the police. The police may not come out, but it’s important that you try because if they do come out they’ll do a traffic collision report and they’ll document any information that you may have missed.
After that, if you’re feeling any pain no matter how small, go to a doctor or urgent care facility. Oftentimes people won’t feel pain until later on, due to things like adrenaline or other things. Do not underestimate small pain from a car accident. Many small pains can actually be very very serious and they won’t go away on their own without proper medical treatment, so it’s important to make sure you get the treatment you need immediately.
Lastly, and most importantly, contact an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will help provide you with the advice counsel and settlement you deserve. And don’t forget if you have any questions, just ask me, Ted at (888) 5-ASK-TED.