Continuing from Life Hacks for Drivers: What to Do after a Motor Vehicle Accident (Part 1), here are some additional tips and hacks for drivers. Being aware of these hacks when a motor vehicle accident occurs can help you respond appropriately and protect your rights to compensation.
- Document all damage caused by the accident by taking pictures: If your phone doesn’t have a camera on it, keep a disposable camera in your glove compartment so you can pictures of any damage caused by a car accident. While it’s important to take pictures of all of the damage to your own vehicle, try to also capture pictures of damage to the other vehicles and any visible injuries you – or your passengers – have sustained. Pictures can be crucial evidence when it comes to securing compensation in the future.
- Collect insurance info from others involved in the accident: Along with a camera keep a notebook and pen in your glove compartment so you can take down all of the information – insurance info, driver’s license info, etc. – from other drivers involved in the incident. You may even want to record the names and contact info for witnesses. If you have a smartphone, you could alternatively record all of this info in an email that you can send to yourself.
- Get the treatment you need and save all of your medical bills: If you need medical treatment for your car accident injuries, make sure you get the treatment you need so that your injuries don’t become worse. As part of your treatment, you will receive an official diagnosis from your medical professional, which will be crucial down the line if you choose to file a car accident lawsuit. If you seek treatment, make sure you keep copies of all of your medical bills because you can be compensated for them.
- Contact an experienced attorney to learn more about your rights: An experienced attorney can review your case, determine who may have been at fault and give you advice regarding the best way to go about securing compensation for your injuries and losses.
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