An auto accident can happen in the blink of an eye, but has the potential to change your life forever.
It is impossible to prepare for an accident, but there are a few important things that you should know to protect your rights.
The law office of Scott M. Donaldson, P.S., represents individuals throughout the Seattle area who have been involved in auto accidents. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your specific options, please contact our firm online today.
Steps to Take After an Auto Accident
After a car accident, you may be disoriented, frightened, confused, and injured. Even though it may be difficult, there are a few important things you should try do after a car accident:
- Call 911
- Seek medical attention, even if your injuries do not seem to be severe
- Exchange contact information with any other drivers involved in the accident
- Take photographs of the accident scene: Skid marks, damage to vehicles, property damage, etc.
- Call a personal injury attorney
Do not admit fault, and do not make any statements to your insurance company without first talking to a personal injury lawyer. An accident investigation will determine the cause of the accident — you may not be aware of all the factors that caused or contributed to your accident.
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