What to Do after a Car Accident in Kentucky
A Step-By-Step Guide to Help Make Sure Your Health And Rights Are Protected After a Car Wreck
You've been in a car accident. Do you know what to do next? It's natural to feel upset and confused. You may be agitated or even angry. While a car crash is undoubtedly a difficult ordeal, knowing what to do immediately following a car crash is critical to your long-term well-being.
Experienced Louisville auto accident attorney Aaron Whalen has a list of suggested steps to take in the moments after your accident. Carefully review the information below. If you're looking for immediate assistance or you have questions about your accident, contact us today. Call 866-703-7575 for a free case evaluation.
By knowing what to do after an accident, you not only are in a better position to help save lives if people are injured, but you also can protect your rights if someone's negligent behavior caused the accident
What should I do at the scene of my accident?
- Pull your vehicle to the side of the road, if possible.
- Determine if you or a loved one has been injured.
- Call 911 immediately, even if you believe nobody has been injured.
- Obtain contact information (including auto insurance information and license number) from all parties involved in the accident.
- Take photos of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, road conditions, weather conditions and proximity to the nearest intersection.
- Obtain contact information of witnesses to the accident.
- Do not discuss the accident with other drivers, accept responsibility or admit fault for the accident.
What should I do after my accident?
- Seek medical attention immediately. Some injuries, such as internal organ damage or brain injuries, could take days or weeks to become apparent.
- Contact your insurance company to report the crash. Give them contact and insurance information for other drivers.
- If contacted by another driver's insurance company, keep your answers short and be sure to avoid accepting responsibility for the accident.
- Obtain a copy of your Kentucky car accident report from law enforcement officials.
- If you've been injured, keep all scheduled appointments with doctors and keep him or her informed about the effects of your injury.
If you believe you were not at fault for an accident, contact the Whaley Law Firm immediately for a free case consultation.