What to Know Before You Get in a Car Accident
When you experience a car accident, the shock and trauma make it hard to keep your wits about you. Many people are so shaken that they forget what they’re supposed to do after an accident. At Overman and Overman Law, we’ve seen many people forget to capture vital information after an accident. Being prepared for a car accident could mean the difference between a successful insurance payout or a long, drawn out court fight. Here are some of the steps drivers can take to ensure they are prepared for an auto accident.
- Have a Cellphone Handy
Taking pictures of the accident after it happens is one of the most important steps in protecting yourself after an accident. Try to get a shot of the license plate of the other car, plus pictures of any damage done. These records of what happened can make a huge difference in a legal suit.
- Have Your Information Ready
Review your own insurance policy to understand what it will or will not cover. Be sure you have your insurance information, registration, and emergency contact information easily accessible in your car.
- Be Prepared to Get Information
Create a small cheat sheet with a list of all the information you need in an accident. Be sure to get the other driver’s name, phone number, license plate number, and insurance company and policy number. Having a prepared list to fill out will make sure you get everything you need even in the chaos following an accident.
- Know the Right Personal Injury Attorney
With a personal injury attorney from Overman and Overman Law, you can focus on recovering from the accident and not worrying about legal issues. After a car accident, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights and fight for you. That’s why the most important thing you can do to prepare for a car accident is to know who to call when it happens.
Do you need an experienced Fayetteville personal injury attorney to represent you in your auto accident case? Reach out to us at Overman and Overman Law to schedule your free consultation.