Accidents do occur even when you are driving safely. When you are not the cause of the accident you should consider applying of a personal injury lawsuit to help in compensation of the pain, trauma, and stress incurred from the accident. Of course, this is not your priority at the scene of the accident. If it’s a minor injury, then you can move the car aside to avoid causing more accidents. If the accident is major call 911 immediately for paramedics assistance. At the time you may not get the phone to make the call instead have someone else call 911.
It’s important to check on the passengers whether they are safe. If you can, move to get them out of the car for safety and if possible place the road safety signs to avoid more accidents. When you are severely injured, wait or paramedics and do not move the passenger. When not badly injured apply simple first aid using the kit on the car as you wait for the paramedics.
Ensure that you capture all the details of the vehicle that caused the accident. Get the license plate number, the model, the color, the insurance company, the driver’s full name, and the driving license number. Ensure that you get images of the accident involving the two cars in different angles for concrete evidence. Note that you need to get the exact location of the accident, the timing, and witnesses if there is any.
Next, you need to ensure that the relevant authorities have documented the accident within the area. Record the detail of the police officer on site, the name, badge number, and the station. Ensure that you get a copy of the report from the police officer.
It’s after treatment that you start to prepare a personal injury lawsuit to be compensated. You need a personal injury lawyer to help in the preparation of the lawsuit and also who will represent you during the hearing of the lawsuit. Note that you need to keep track of your medical condition after the accident, the medication used, the amount of money paid for the treatment for easier reference. Include also the effect the accident has on your personal and public life, you could be undergoing through trauma and stress. Note also if the accident leads to loss of a job when you cannot conduct daily duties, you need to include this on the lawsuit so that you can get better compensation.