On behalf of Musselwhite, Meinhart & Staples posted in car accidents on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Kentucky residents who have been in auto collisions know that, after the fact, everything can seem like one big blur. It is an emotionally charged thing to experience, and some may forget what they are supposed to do. Following car accidents, there are certain steps that both parties should take if they are physically well enough to do so. In cases of severe accidents, some of these things just may not be possible.
Everyone knows that, after a car accident occurs, it is important to remain at the scene. For victims, this is generally easy enough, as they will want to wait for help to arrive. However, some individuals who are responsible for collisions sometimes fail to stick around, which only hurts them in the long run.
If possible, after a wreck, names, contact information and insurance information should be exchanged. If any witnesses happen to be present, their information should also be gathered. If a camera is available — which, in a world full of cell phones, there usually is — one may want to take pictures of the accident scene before the cars are moved.
When a car crash is severe and a victim suffers significant injury, doing all of these things just may not be physically possible. It happens, and it is okay. No need to fret. Thankfully, law enforcement officials will gather as much of this information as possible, and victims can request a copy of the report.
Car accidents can be frightening to experience. Kentucky residents who are injured in such events may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses — whether those are physical, emotional or financial. An experienced attorney can help such individuals in filing and litigating personal injury claims in civil court. If successful, monetary judgments may be awarded.
Source: FindLaw, “After a Car Accident: First Steps“, Accessed on Oct. 18, 2017