After Car Accidents: 6 Important Steps to Take (Pt. 1)

May 30, 2014

While car accidents can be upsetting in and of themselves, having to battle insurers in the aftermath of these collisions can be even more distressing, as victims who are struggling to physically recover from car accident injuries may also be forced to fight in order to obtain the compensation they are entitled to.

Following these important steps after car accidents can help you gather important evidence while protecting your claims to compensation for your losses.

Following these important steps after car accidents can help you gather important evidence while protecting your claims to compensation for your losses.

Despite this potential battle, however, there are some things that people can do after car accidents occur in order to:

  • Gather crucial evidence
  • Help support their claims, particularly when it comes to filing accident claims with insurers
  • Ultimately protect their entitlements to compensation and reduce the chances that they will need to fight with insurers to get the payouts they deserve.

In this three-part blog, we’ll take a look at six simple steps to take after car accidents to protect your claims to compensation. When you may be ready to submit accident claims to insurers, don’t hesitate to contact Denver Car Accident Lawyer Jennifer Bisset to ensure you get the best possible outcome to your claim.

Step 1 – Call and wait for police.

When more serious car accidents take place (or when fender benders occur on highways or highly trafficked roadways), call police after the collision, and don’t leave the scene of the accident until the authorities have cleared you to do so. Although you may be in a hurry to get on with your life and the idea of calling the police may seem like more of a hassle, it’s important to do this because it can ensure that:

  • There is an official police report for the collision.
  • The wreckage of the accident is properly cleared (so there is minimal risk to other drivers in the immediate future).

Step 2 – Get ID and contact info from the other drivers.

While waiting for police to finish their on-scene investigations and clear you to leave, take this time to get identifying and contact information from the other motorists in the collision (if and when possible). In addition to noting the other motorists’ names and phone numbers, be sure to collect info regarding their vehicles and auto insurance policies (e.g., the make/model of each driver’s vehicle, each motorist’s driver’s license number, each driver’s insurer and auto policy number, etc.).

It’s advisable when doing this to consider noting the relevant info as part of a text or email message that you can send to yourself (using your cellphone). This can create an electronic copy of the essential info that can be easily accessed at any later point.

Look for our upcoming second and third parts of this blog…

Denver Car Accident Lawyer at the Bisset Law Firm

Have you been injured in a traffic accident? If so, Denver Car Accident Attorney Jennifer Bisset wants you to know that she is here to aggressively represent your rights and help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. All of the experienced legal professionals at the Bisset Law Firm are committed to providing each of our clients with the highest quality legal representation, keeping each of our clients informed at every stage of their cases and, ultimately, helping them obtain the best possible results for their cases.

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