How to Handle a Car Accident
The United States is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic, which makes the possibility of being involved in a car accident a greater risk. Typically, we assume that urban areas with high amounts of traffic are the places where accidents occur. Yes, traffic accidents happen more frequently in these urban areas, but they also occur frequently in rural areas. In fact, according to Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics, in 2016 Vermillion County had 1,576 traffic accidents, with 8 resulting in fatalities, and 403 resulting in injuries. Car accidents are prominent in all areas, and no matter how cautious you are while driving, sometimes they are unavoidable. Car accidents are very troubling to all involved, and you may have a hard time thinking rationally, as many thoughts are running through your head. This is why it is extremely important to be informed on what steps to take prior to the accident occurring. The following tips will allow you to take the appropriate steps after being involved in an accident.
Always Carry Your Information
First, it is important that you always carry insurance information, warranty information, drivers license, and an emergency kit in your car to be prepared if and when an accident occurs.
Pull Your Vehicle to a Safe Spot
After the accident occurs, do not leave the scene, even if it is just a minor situation. If your vehicle is still in a dangerous area, move to a safer location, or if you are incapable of doing so, turn your hazard lights on to ensure other drivers can see you.
Call the Police
Even if there are no serious injuries, it is imperative that you call the police so that the proper evidence can be documented on the scene. Once they arrive, make sure you walk them through exactly what happened and do not speculate any of the facts.
Don’t Give an Insurance Company a Recorded Interview
After you have left the scene of the accident, remember that you should never give an insurance company a recorded interview. This is because most insurance companies are concerned with meeting their bottom line, and not your best interest.
Contact an Attorney at Spiros Law, P.C.
Instead of initially contacting an insurance company, contact a car accident attorney at Spiros Law P.C. as soon as possible. An attorney will help you deal with your injuries and emotional and physical suffering, allowing you to get the compensation that you deserve. Our experienced car accident attorneys at Spiros Law P.C. are equipped to assist you in a variety of situations, including:
- Drunk driving accident victims
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
- Mechanical or highway defects
- Insurance claims
Committed to serving our clients, our attorneys take pride in protecting and preserving the rights to all who seek their assistance. At Spiros Law P.C., we are devoted to building strong relationships with each one of our clients by holding face-to-face meetings and encouraging all forms of electronic communication between appointments. We are dedicated to helping accident victims pursue justice from those responsible, regardless of the situation.
To speak about your situation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys today, contact our Danville office at (217) 443-4343.