If you are involved in a car accident, there are certain do's and don'ts to protect yourself and your interests.
In case of a traffic accident presented by THE SANN LAW GROUP, if you familiarize yourself with the and and follow the guide,
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In the event of an unexpected traffic accident, everyone can experience embarrassment as to what to do. However, in order to remain calm and protect your rights, at the scene of an accident, please follow the response measures recommended by THE SANN LAW GROUP below.
● Do not panic and stay at the scene of the accident.
● If possible, avoid moving vehicles and preserve the scene of the accident.
● Check yourself or other drivers and passengers for injuries, and call an ambulance if there are any.
● In case of injury, death or serious vehicle damage, call the police. Even if no one is hurt, it is a good idea to contact the police if possible so they can document the accident.(In minor cases, it is possible to file a police report after leaving the scene, but it is recommended to do so immediately in order to record accurate information.)
● If the accident is minor, take pictures of the accident scene to preserve evidence and move the vehicle to the side of the road to free up traffic.
● Turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to indicate that you are making an emergency stop.
● If necessary, take additional photos of the surrounding area to help you understand and verify the circumstances around the accident.
● Gather information by noting details of the accident scene to preserve as much evidence as possible.
● We collect information about the other driver who may be responsible for the accident. Get his or her name, address, contact number, insurance company name and policy number. You must provide the same information to the other driver. Otherwise, do not provide any personal information to other drivers or passengers or witnesses.
● Talk to any witnesses who may have seen the scene of the accident and get their contact information and more.(It is also a good idea to record the conversation if possible.)
● Do not sign any papers that are not police papers and seek the help of a lawyer if necessary.
● Never admit fault, never say you're sorry, and never discuss the incident with the other driver.(You don't have to)
● Do not allow others to take pictures of your license or registration.
● Do not leave the scene of the accident until the police and other drivers have left.