Get to a safe place. If you can do so, pull your car off the roadway. If you are unable to get your vehicle off of the roadway, turn on your emergency flashers. If you exit the vehicle, do so carefully and consider moving traffic. If it is unsafe to exit your vehicle or you are unable to do so, remain inside your car until others can assist you.
Call the police. Police offers are trained investigators and filing a police report with your account of the incident can be important in determining fault of the accident.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Any obvious injury needs to be treated immediately, but also car accidents can cause injuries that may flare up days or weeks after the accident. Precautionary medical attention is important to draw attention to hidden injuries such as whiplash, TMJ, and/or traumatic brain injury.
Call Kovar Law Group as we are appropriately educated and equipped to advise you and protect your rights following an accident. For further reading, we have highlighted more steps to take following a car accident here:
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