Accidents are unpredictable, so be prepared and follow these three steps if you find yourself dealing with one’s aftermath:
Stay at the Scene
Never leave the scene of a car accident, even if it appears minor. If no one is seriously injured, move the involved vehicles to the side of the road. If possible, snap a few photos both before and after the vehicles are moved.
Check Vehicles’ Occupants
Nothing is more important that making sure everyone involved is unharmed. If anyone is seriously hurt, unconscious, or has neck or back pain, don’t move them and call 911 immediately. Only after that should property damage be assessed.
Call the Police
If an emergency, call 911. Otherwise, call the local or state police on a non-emergency number (usually 311) and report the accident. Exchange information with the other driver, taking pictures of any documents like their license, registration, license plate and insurance information. Be sure to obtain the officers’ names and badge numbers and ask for a police report to be filed.
For four decades, our law firm has been assisting accident victims in the Las Vegas valley. If you’ve been involved in an accident that requires legal assistance, contact us today to learn what we can do for you.