After far too many months of dry weather, California is finally seeing some rain! The only drawback to this is that the heavy rains have made the roads a little more dangerous to drive on. Drivers then often become forgetful of how to drive safely, leading to accidents and fender-benders of all scopes.
Keep reading for valuable tips on what to do if you get in a car accident as a result of all this rain.
Four Things to Do After a Car Accident
Remain calm and survey the scene.
Car accidents are frightening in any conditions, but add in rain and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Take a moment to collect yourself and calm down. Evaluate your own injuries, damage sustained to your vehicle, and whether or not the other cars and people involved were injured. If you need it, getting medical attention should be your first priority.
Write everything down.
The damage, the make and model of any other cars involved, license plate numbers, phone numbers, addresses – everything. The more information you have, the better off you’ll be in the long run. Take pictures if you can and save them to give to the insurance company.
Report the accident.
Your insurance company needs to be notified of the accident as soon as possible. Waiting too long can result in an inability to file a claim and also makes the details more difficult to remember, even if you took copious notes.
Hire an attorney.
For many people, hiring an attorney is the last thing on their mind until it is too late to change the unsatisfactory outcome of their case. Getting an attorney involved from the very start ensures that your rights are protected and that you don’t go without an advocate. Even if you feel like your accident is too minor for an attorney’s assistance, it never hurts to have someone on your side.
At Overett Group, we have been in the business of helping people for more than a decade. Our Long Beach car accident attorney has helped numerous clients receive much deserved compensation.
Call us today to schedule your own free consultation!