5 First Steps to Take after an Accident

car accidentDriving a car is a daily need for a lot of people. While it is normally a safe activity, accidents do happen. If you are involved in an accident, there are five steps you should take to ensure you are properly represented:

Ensure Everyone is OK
After an accident, the first thing you need to do is make sure everyone is OK. You should check all passengers of your vehicle and any other vehicle involved. If necessary, you need to call for emergency assistance.

Take Pictures and Share Information
Taking pictures of the accident and sharing information is very important. You should take pictures of all vehicles involved, the damage and anything else deemed relevant. You should also get a copy of the other party’s drivers license and insurance information.

Call Police
Even if it is a minor accident, is always a good idea to call the police department. The police will be able to advise you on how to proceed. If the accident is serious or their is an available officer, the police officer will be able to fill out a police report. You can then use this for insurance claims going forward.

Speak with Insurance Company
You should also call your insurance company and start the process of filing a claim. This will be the first step in ensuring you are properly reimbursed for damages. The insurance company will also be able to work with the other party’s insurance provider.

Call An Attorney
After your accident, call a Menomonee Falls WI accident attorney immediately to ensure you receive experienced legal representation. The team at McLario Helm Bertling & Spiegel can provide you with a full consultation and additional services to ensure your rights are properly represented. Additionally, the Menomonee personal injury attorneys can help you get compensation for any injuries you occurred due to that accident. Call us today!

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