Auto Accident – What to Do After a Crash in Myrtle Beach or Aiken

Auto Accident – What to Do After a Crash in Myrtle Beach or Aiken Car crashed from a t-bone style collision

Steps to Take After a Traffic Accident

A South Carolina auto accident often initially leaves those involved confused and worried, especially if injuries occur. Drivers may wonder what they should do right after an auto accident because this is a new situation they haven’t been exposed to. They know they’ve probably heard the instructions somewhere on what to do, but right after a traffic collision, it may be difficult to remember. Preparing a checklist of what to do right after a traffic crash and placing it in your glove compartment can be a good idea. For more information about how to handle your potential claim speak to one of our Myrtle Beach car accident lawyers today and discuss your situation.

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The voice you need to support your claim after being in a car accident is Jeff Morris in Myrtle Beach and Aiken. You are in good hands with us as we deal with insurance companies on your behalf. You are protected by our compassionate attorneys from day one. Get a free review of your case by contacting us at (843) 232-0944. For your convenience, you can also reach out to us online.

Check for Injuries First

Check for injuries in your vehicle and that of the other drivers and phone 911 for help if they occurred. In addition, stay at the accident scene. Leaving is not an option, even if just minor injuries occurred, because you can end up being charged with a hit-and-run. 

Get Your Vehicle Off the Road If You Can

In a minor injury accident, getting out of the way is important to avoid impeding traffic or getting struck again by oncoming cars. Use reflective triangles or flares, and turn on your hazard lights to improve your visibility and warn other drivers. If more than a minor injury occurs, don’t move your vehicle. If you exit your vehicle, get well back from the roadway for safety.

Call the Police and Your Attorney

Police may not respond to a minor accident with no injuries, in which case you can just exchange information with the other driver. If they do arrive, make sure to get the officers’ names, contact information and badge numbers. Don’t forget to ask for a copy of their accident report

Call your attorney to have your rights protected in an accident, especially if you suffered injuries and it wasn’t your fault. Attorneys with Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers can handle negotiations with the insurance company to obtain the compensation you deserve to cover your medical expenses, lost wages and for your pain and suffering. If those negotiations are not successful, they can take your case to civil court.

Exchange Information

Take photos with your cell phone, and obtain the driver’s name, phone number, address and driver’s license number. Gather the vehicle information such as make and model, license plate number and VIN number. Get information on the other party’s auto insurance. Also, get contact information from the witnesses. It may be valuable later. 

Take Photos, Photos, Photos

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this can be true in an auto accident. Take photos or a video of the damage to the vehicles, their locations and any roadway damage. Get the street markers and whether there are traffic cameras in the area, which cannot only mark your location but can provide video evidence of fault.

Call Your Insurance Company

When your insurance representative arrives, do not admit responsibility in the accident. If you are asked if you are injured, don’t tell them you are fine because that can be used against you. Just say you don’t know because injury symptoms may arise later.

See a Physician or Go to the Emergency Room

Even in a minor fender-bender, injuries can occur, and symptoms are frequently delayed. Seeing a physician to get checked out is a good idea and also documents your accident. Follow the doctor’s orders and take any medications as prescribed.

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