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The First Things You Should Do if You Have Been in a Car Accident

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If you have just been in a car accident, here are some important first steps you should take.  Do not make the mistake of neglecting them now.

First, seek appropriate medical care if you have been injured.  This may involve being taken in an ambulance.  These professionals know what they are doing, and you need to be diligent about immediately pursuing any needed medical care that may prevent a worsening of your condition.

Second, you need to get the other driver’s information and their proof of insurance.  Also look for other people near the scene that may have witnessed the accident.  While police officers may be taking witness statements, they may not be complete in identifying all witnesses.  Try to find any witnesses the police may have missed.

Third, take photographs of the other driver’s vehicle in addition to your own.  This can greatly help your case.  This is your chance to get these pictures of the other car before it is moved to an unknown location or is repaired.  These photographs are evidence that can tell more of the story of what happened between the two vehicles.

Again, if medical personnel are treating you, let them do it.  The police will seek necessary information.  You can then seek the other driver’s information, identify witnesses, and get photographs of both cars.  Watch the video to learn more.

If you have additional questions about what to do following a car accident, I want you to call me at (559) 702-5124.  I welcome your call.  Visit our educational website at www.NunesLaw.com for more videos and media content from our law firm.

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