3 Steps to Follow after An Auto Accident?
When you find yourself in the immediate aftermath of an auto accident, the shock and confusion of the event makes it hard to know exactly how to proceed. While it may be difficult to take initiative, it is imperative to do so in order to ensure that you have all of the information necessary to get your life back on track. Here is an easy series of steps to follow to help you after you’ve been in an accident, provided by Las Vegas car accident lawyer Dallas Horton and Associates.
Step 1: Collect The Facts Surrounding The Accident
- Get contact information for anyone who was involved in or witnessed your wreck. Get as much information as possible.
- Get insurance information from the other parties involved. Make sure you copy it directly off of their insurance card.
- Draw a diagram or write a detailed description of the car wreck. Don’t rely on your memory to recall the details of the accident. Memories fade.
- Talk to the police. Get a copy of the police report, but don’t rely on the police to get all the information. Make your own notes and diagrams and get contact information from witnesses yourself.
Step 2: Always See A Doctor following An Auto Accident
Even if you don’t think you need to see a doctor, we advise all of our clients who have been in a car wreck to see a physician as soon as possible because some injuries take time to present themselves. Many pains and injuries can take days, even weeks, to manifest. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so it’s always best to consult your doctor before any potential issues spiral out of control in the future. Make sure you are prepared and covered by having contact information for doctor ready and stored alongside your vehicle documentation.
Step 3: Contact Dallas Horton & Associates
Whether it’s the middle of the day or the middle of the night, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer always have someone available to talk to you about your situation, free of charge. You should worry about getting yourself better and keeping yourself covered, let us worry about the rest. A member of our staff is available every hour of every day, all year round.
Proudly serving Southern Nevada since 1998, we are here to help. For your free consultation call 702-380-1300 or visit our office at 4435 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada 89119.