√ Check for Injuries.
Quickly assess yourself. If you aren’t hurt, check on your passengers. Check occupants of the other car, too. Call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt. If you have been injured, get help. If you don’t need emergency help, you should still see a doctor soon.
√ Easy Does It.
Take the lead in diffusing a stressful situation. Be calm. Act professional. Others will settle down, too. Don’t let an argument get started. Be polite as you deal with an unfortunate situation.
√ Call Police.
Report the accident. Cooperate with law enforcement officers who respond. Answer questions honestly. However, don’t say anything to implicate yourself, and don’t accuse the other driver. Ask how to get a copy of the accident report. Get the copy as soon as possible.
√ Get Driver Information.
The police may take care of this. However, you want to be sure to get the other driver’s name, address, phone number, license plate number, driver’s license number and expiration date and insurance information.
√ Document the Accident.
Photograph car damage, debris, injuries and any other wreckage caused by the accident. Get names and contact information from witnesses, too. Write down how the accident happened when you get home. Save all medical reports and receipts as you are treated for injuries.
√ File an Insurance Claim.
Report the crash as soon as you can to your auto insurance company. Follow your insurer’s instructions for getting car repair estimates. Don’t admit fault or make light of your injuries. Also, don’t agree to do a recorded statement, and do not sign anything.
√ Contact a Wisconsin Car Accident Lawyer.
Act quickly to protect your rights to compensation by getting experienced legal help from Techmeier Law Firm. If the other driver’s insurer contacts you, you can simply refer the insurer to your lawyer. You can contact us and receive a free consultation. Our attorneys will take care of your car accident claim and seek a full and fair recovery for you.