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Posted on August 20, 2019 by

Have You Been in a Car Accident? What to Do First.

Most people don't think very often of what they might have to do in the event of a car accident. Once they're in one, they are typically confused about which steps to take. Here's a reminder of important actions you need to take.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

If you are ever, or have recently been in a car accident, then you should do the following: 

• Stay at the scene of the accident. Leaving could end up with you being charged for a hit and run. 

• Call the police. Even if the accident is minor and there doesn't seem to be any injuries or damages, you will want a police report. It will help in the event that injuries are discovered later. 

• Get all the information you can. This includes the other driver's name, phone number, insurance information and driver's license number. You should also be prepared to give out your information as well. 

• Get medical assistance. You may think you're fine, but it's a good idea to see a doctor just in case. 

The Final Step: Talk With a St. Louis Car Accident Attorney

Please avoid taking on an insurance company by yourself. Your St. Louis car accident attorney can take all of those steps for you. They have a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with insurance companies and they know how to fight for proper compensation. 

Contact us today!