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3 Things You Need To Remember Right After A Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be traumatic for anyone. This can result in hampered judgment and a tendency to panic. This is doubly true if you are unaware of what you should and should not do. Car accidents have legal implications, and if you rush into action, you might land yourself in hot water and cost yourself a pretty penny.

On top of the costs of repairs to any damage to your car or treatments for your or your loved ones’ injuries, if you do something wrong like admitting to fault in the accident, you can end up spending more money in the courtroom. To keep that from happening, here are three things you should remember after a car accident.

Watch What You Say

Was the accident really your fault? Think again. Whether or not you are guilty of causing the car accident, you can never be too sure until everything’s been properly investigated. With this in mind, make sure to never admit to guilt to anyone without getting advice from your attorney. This isn’t limited to blatantly admitting to guilt to the police. You could admit to guilt by simply saying “Sorry, my bad!” to the involved driver while waiting for the authorities or by overexplaining yourself to the 911 operator.

When the authorities arrive, tell them your side of the story without admitting to causing the entire thing. Remember that there’s nothing wrong with being extra careful. You’ll thank yourself for this later, and your lawyer will too.

Record Any Form Of Road Rage Against You

It’s only logical that if you’re going to be very careful with what you say to other people, you should also watch out for yourself. First off, don’t start any altercations. Don’t talk to anyone, and stay in the car until the police arrive. If any of the involved drivers try to intimidate you, hurt you, or even damage your car, make sure to take videos for evidence.

Do not delete any of those videos no matter what the other driver or the police tell you to do. Your attorney will need them to further support your case later on.

Get A Lawyer As Soon As You Can

The first few hours and days after an accident are the most crucial when it comes to filing and winning a case. If you’re keen on getting the justice you rightfully deserve, you need to get a lawyer as soon as you are able to do so. From discussing accident settlement offers to protecting your evidence, every element of your case should be under the guidance of a reliable attorney.

You can prepare for this as early as now by making sure you’re aware of the trusted law offices that cater to your area. All you need to do is to give these offices a call, ask for the contact details of their best auto accident attorneys, and have that information ready on your phone for when you need it. If you’re reading this article because you recently got into a car accident, take this as a sign for you to get a lawyer ASAP.

Mindfulness Pays Off

It’s important to act quickly after a car crash. Seek medical attention, and be attentive to how the events transpired so you have an accurate and detailed report, should it be necessary later. Do not let your emotions get the best of you and remain calm.

It’s also important to have good legal representation to help you resolve any cases or claims that could be taken to court. Justice Pays is a personal injury law firm that is committed to protecting the rights of the injured. You should not have to pay out of pocket for something that you are owed, and Justice Pays adheres to this belief. Contact Justice Pays today to learn more.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

3 Things You Need To Remember Right After A Car Accident

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