Car Accidents: Do's And Don'ts

Being involved in a car accident is a scary and disorienting experience and it can be hard to remain calm and remember what you should and shouldn't do. However, what you do and say in the wake of a traffic accident is not only important from a safety perspective, but can also affect your ability to recover money for your injuries and losses.

While the circumstances surrounding every motor vehicle accident are unique, the following are 10 important things to keep in mind if you're involved in a traffic accident:

Five Things You Should Do After A Car Accident:

  1. Make sure that all involved drivers and passengers are safe and dial 911.
  2. Exchange information with other driver(s).
  3. Provide a detailed account of what happened to a reporting police officer.
  4. Visit a doctor, obtain treatment for any injuries and keep track of related expenses.
  5. Report the accident to your insurance company.

Five Things You Should Never Do After A Car Accident:

  1. Leave the accident scene.
  2. Admit fault or accuse another driver of being at fault.
  3. Fail to provide a complete and accurate account of the accident to the police.
  4. Wait days or weeks to visit a doctor.
  5. Lie to your insurance company about the cause of or details related to the accident.

Additionally, if you suffer injuries in a traffic accident it's wise to speak with any eyewitnesses, take photographs of the accident scene and retain documentation of any and all accident-related expenses.

At Rothchild Law Office we'll review your case to determine if another driver's negligence caused or contributed to the accident. If so, we'll fight to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and disability.

Call Ohio personal injury lawyer Barry Rothchild today at our Cincinnati office at 513-818-0217 or contact us online. We'll review your case for free and you won't pay anything unless we're successful in recovering money for your injuries.