If you have been involved in an auto accident, there are several things that you should do:
1) CALL FOR HELP
Make sure that you and any other people involved in the car accident are all right. Contact the police so they can assist in the auto accident process, and help determine who is liable for the auto accident.
2) COLLECT INFORMATION
You need to obtain all vehicle and contact information from all drivers in the other vehicles involved in the automobile accident. Also, obtain information on any witnesses to the accident.
3) DO NOT MAKE ANY ADMISSIONS
A car accident can leave you shaken and confused. Often, this results in an unintended admission of fault. Admitting you are at fault can impair any insurance claim, and it may not even be correct after all the facts have been collected.
4) CONTACT AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
An experienced car accident lawyer will be valuable in assisting you when filing your auto accident claim and representing you should a lawsuit need to be filed.
Dealing with insurance adjusters alone may not be advisable as there are many aspects which determine the appropriate value of your claim. However, speaking with an experienced attorney who is able to appropriately value your case will prove to be beneficial in protecting your rights.
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