You need to focus after an accident

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When you are injured in a car accident, it might be difficult to decide what you need to do. In cases that involve an injury, you should likely contact emergency services so they can send out medical assistance. Seeking medical care is usually a priority. A call to emergency services will also get the police department on the scene so you can make an accident report.

If it is possible, you should determine what type of property damage there was to the vehicle. Of course, that might be rather difficult if you were injured.

While you are waiting for help to arrive, and if you aren't too badly injured, you should get in contact with the other driver to exchange information. This should include names, insurance information, driver's license numbers and contact information. If there are any witnesses, you should get their information also.

As you speak to people about the accident, be sure not to say anything that could be considered an admission of fault. Saying things like you are sorry for the accident, for example, could be considered an admission of fault.

You will also need to let your insurance company know that you were in an accident. The same is true when dealing with your insurance company -- you shouldn't admit any fault.

In some cases, you might decide that you are going to seek compensation for the injuries that you suffered. If you opt to do this, you should be sure that you know what damages you should include and how to get your claim filed.

Source: FindLaw, "After a Car Accident: First Steps," accessed Nov. 04, 2016

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