Belleville Car Accident Attorneys
Driving comes with many freedoms, but also many expectations regarding safety on the roads and trust that other drivers are also following the rules. However, if you have ever been in a car accident, you also understand the responsibility that comes with driving. Accident injuries can range from mild to severe, so it is important you follow the right steps and gather all of the necessary information for a personal injury claim if you experience a car accident.
The Belleville personal injury attorneys at Nelson & Nelson have helped with accident injuries of all types in Illinois and Missouri, including car accidents. Our team of dedicated lawyers works to ensure your claim is taken seriously and that you receive the right compensation following an injury.
What To Do After a Car Accident
If you experience a car accident, it is important you do the following to ensure you have the right information for your insurance claim and evidence in case there is a personal injury claim made (either filed by you or against you from the other party).
Personal Injury FAQ
- Do not admit fault – There are many factors that can contribute to a crash. Sometimes, both drivers share some responsibility for the accident, and it is important to not accept blame without knowing if the other driver bears responsibility for the crash.
- Secure the area – Depending on where the accident took place, you may have to move vehicles and direct traffic around. Use cones or flares, and be sure to put your flashers on to alert other drivers to drive with caution, as there may be debris in the road or people out of their vehicles to watch for on the roads.
- Contact the police – It is important to have an officer present to file a police report in the event you need it later for a personal injury claim. The officer can provide factual evidence in the report that you may need later. Be sure to ask them for the case number so you can get a copy for your records later.