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What to Do After an Accident

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 9:09am PDT

Wondering what to do after an accident? It is hard to think clearly in such a stressful situation! I am hoping you will never need this information, but if you do, keep this list handy. Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney Frank McCoy, suggests the following:

1. Dial 911

If anyone is injured immediately call the police for help and tell them you need medical assistance. Always call the police whether or not there are injuries. It is important that the facts of your accident are well documented in a police accident report.

2. Collect Information

Gather as much information at the scene of your accident as possible. This includes getting the names and contact information of the parties involved, as well as any witnesses. In addition, take pictures of the scene, and all of the vehicles.

3. Medical Treatment

After a car accident you may not experience pain for a day or two. It is important during this time to be attentive to signs and symptoms of injuries that may manifest later as a result of the accident. Don't mistake a fracture or torn ligament for muscle soreness. If you feel you were injured, it is important to seek prompt medical treatment and follow doctor's orders.

4. Never Give a Statement or Sign Anything

Don't give a statement to any insurance company (even your own) or sign anything without talking to one of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers first. As a client of McCoy & McCoy, an attorney at our firm will speak directly with the insurance company for you. If your insurance company or the insurance company of the other party contacts you, call us so we can make sure your rights to compensation are protected.

5. Contact Our Attorneys

We are here to help and support you through the legal process. Contact our firm immediately after your accident while the evidence is fresh and witnesses remember the facts. Call us today at 844-44-MCCOY or complete a free initial consultation form.

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