If you are involved in an auto accident, there are certain steps you should take to ensure that your rights are protected. Do you know the proper steps and who to call on if you need help? If not, this list may help. Remember, you are the only person at the scene of an auto accident who is concerned with preserving your rights!
Many auto accidents do not involve serious injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more than six million car accidents in the United States each year, about six percent of which result in fatality and about 27 percent of which result in nonfatal serious injuries. Therefore, in the majority of car accidents, your biggest concern is ensuring that you obtain a police report and work with your own and the other driver’s insurance company to repair your vehicle.
However, what if you are one of the unlucky victims of a more serious accident? The NHTSA reports that nearly three million drivers suffered some form of injury in a car accident last year, and two million of those were permanent injuries. An injury changes the landscape of a car crash quickly, as most insurance companies will try hard to settle these cases rapidly and avoid further expense.
At the scene, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself:
If you or someone else is injured in the crash, there are other important steps to take.
The professionals at Barber & Associates have been helping Alaska car accident victims for many years. Give us a call to learn how we can help you evaluate your car accident case, pay for your injuries, and protect your rights.
Barber & Associates, LLC has recovered more than 45 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for Injured Alaskans.
Auto accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of how defensive someone may be behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been harmed in such an incident, you have legal rights and options that need to be explored.