What to Do After a Car Accident

Posted by Haleigh Haffner Mulhern | Apr 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Car accidents can be a traumatic experience, but it's important to know what to do in the aftermath to protect yourself and your legal rights. Here are the steps you should take after a car accident:

  1. Stay at the scene: Never leave the scene of an accident, even if it's just a minor fender-bender. If possible, move your car to the side of the road to prevent further accidents.

  2. Check for injuries: Check yourself and any passengers in your car for injuries. Call 911 if anyone needs medical attention.

  3. Contact the police: Even if there are no injuries, it's important to contact the police to file an accident report. This can be important evidence if you need to file a personal injury claim.

  4. Exchange information: Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. Be sure to write down their names, phone numbers, license plate numbers, and insurance information.

  5. Document the scene: Take photos of the accident scene, including damage to both vehicles and any injuries. This can be useful evidence if you need to file an insurance claim or lawsuit.

  6. Notify your insurance company: Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident and provide them with the necessary information.

  7. Contact a personal injury attorney: If you've been injured in the accident, it's important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Haffner Law can help you understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation for your injuries.

By following these steps after a car accident, you can protect yourself and your legal rights. Remember, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Even if you feel fine after an accident, it's important to seek medical attention and contact a personal injury attorney to ensure that you're fully compensated for any injuries or damages.

Contact Haffner Law today to discuss your accident. 

About the Author

Haleigh Haffner Mulhern

Haleigh Haffner is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a Juris Doctor and a certificate in Public Interest Law. Haleigh was sworn in to the Illinois Bar in January 2021. While at Loyola, Hal...


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