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What steps must you take after a car accident?

Every time you get behind the wheel of your car you are taking a risk. You never know what could happen as you make your way down the road.

Even though you do your best to avoid a car accident, such as by paying attention to the road at all times, you know that another driver could make a mistake that puts you in a bad position.

If you are part of a car accident in the future, there are many steps you should take:

  • Check yourself for injuries. This is priority number one, as you need to know if you require immediate medical treatment. If you have any reason to believe you are injured, even if you can't visibly see something wrong, you want to receive help.
  • Check on your passengers. If anyone else is in your vehicle, make sure you check on them as well. Just the same, they may require immediate medical assistance.
  • Call 911. This does two things: It ensures that police arrive on the scene, and it helps bring an ambulance to your aid as soon as possible.
  • Don't do anything until help arrives. This is particularly true if you are dealing with an injury. It's best to wait for police to arrive, as the responding officer will take over.
  • Document the accident. You want to exchange information with the other party, if possible, while also documenting the details of the crash, such as the cause.

These are just a few of the most important things to do if you are part of a car accident.

Once you have your health in order and have the time to review the accident, you can turn your attention to your legal rights and the steps you can take to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages.

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