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5 Steps to Take After a Car Accident [INFOGRAPHIC]

a woman on the phone after a car accident

Insurance companies will look for any reason to deny your claim after a car accident. Taking the steps outlined below will give them little reason to do so.

5 steps to take after a car accident

5 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

It’s important to know what to do after a car accident. Taking the right steps can improve your chances of recovering maximum possible compensation.

  • #1. Contact emergency medical services, if needed. Check to see if anyone requires medical attention. When emergency medical services arrive, seek medical treatment and retain records of the treatment you received.
  • #2. Exchange information. Collect the other driver’s contact, vehicle, and insurance information. It’s also smart to get the contact information from any witnesses at the scene.
  • #3. Obtain a copy of the police report. Ask for a copy of the responding officer’s police report. This can help support your accident claim down the line.
  • #4. Take photos. Take photos of any injuries and property damage sustained at the accident scene.
  • #5. Contact an experienced attorney. With the help of a qualified personal injury attorney, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more.

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