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What you should do after a car accident

If you have been in a car accident, you will likely feel shocked and uncertain of what to do next. The impact of an accident on your life can be significant and it can be difficult to know what to do, especially at the moment.

While an accident can cause you distress at the moment, the reality is that you can help improve your outcomes. By remembering to do a couple of key things you can ensure that you are taking the right steps after an accident.

Check yourself for injuries

If you have just experienced an accident, it is important to take a moment to breathe and assess yourself for injuries. If there is anyone in the vehicle with you, you should check with them as well. You may not always be aware of the full extent of your injuries right away, but taking a moment to check can help you provide better information when you call 911.

Make the appropriate calls

After you have taken a moment to assess yourself, you need to call 911. This is particularly important if you know for sure that you have experienced an injury. This way, you can report everything at the time that it has occurred. Getting the other party’s information is also important at this time.

A car accident can be jarring, both physically and mentally. However, by making sure to look after yourself at the moment, and have your injuries properly documented you can help take some of the stress out of the situation.