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Smart Strategies To Consider When Involved In A Vehicular Accident

December 14, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Smart Strategies To Consider When Involved In A Vehicular Accident

Perhaps one of the first and most essential aspects of handling any type of vehicular accident is to contact medical assistance as quickly as possible. In many instances, injuries can be mitigated and better handled when they are addressed quickly. Another important step once medical help has been called is to contact the police. Documenting an accident for legal purposes is essential to those who have been injured through no fault of their own.

Make And Model Of The Vehicle

Another key call that should be made as quickly as possible is one’s insurance agency. Equally important is to exchange information with the other party involved in the accident. This may include phone number, email address and physical address. Jotting-down the license plate of the other vehicle as well as the make and model of the vehicle can make the entire investigative process easier for an attorney or insurance company. Other numbers and contact information that should be secured includes that of witnesses.

A High Quality Digital Camera

Bystanders and those who witness an accident often have a different perspective and different view of the accident that may come in handy during a trial or settlement negotiations. Today’s modern smart phones almost always have a high quality digital camera as part of their overall list of accessories. Taking a generous amount of photographs of the accident scene, injuries and damage as well as the intersection or roadway can greatly enhance one’s ability to enjoy a favorable recovery or settlement. Working closely with a personal injury lawyer, those who have been injured through no fault of their own stand to gain considerably.

Recover Losses Due To Injuries

Finally, those who have been involved in an accident may choose to draw a diagram of the accident and make various notations with regard to times, dates and other pertinent data. Even the type of weather and specific landmarks as well as road signs and traffic light position can all be useful information when preparing a case for trial or for negotiations. Whatever the case may be, one thing is certain and that is that considering a few smart strategies when involved in a vehicular accident can greatly enhance one’s ability to recover losses due to an unexpected accident. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for a Phoenix Arizona car accident attorney with decades of experience.