What To Do in Case of an Accident

New Mexico Car, Auto, Truck, Motorcycle, Semi-Truck & 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, it is important to immediately take the right steps to protect your rights. By reading this blog post you should have an understanding of what you need to do in case of an accident occurs.

Although the majority of people operate their vehicles responsibly, most drivers will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. The actions drivers take immediately after a car, truck or motorcycle wreck often play a huge part in determining who is ultimately held responsible.

The first thing to do after a car accident is to remember to remain calm. Accident victims should call 911 to report the accident and any injuries. If possible collect the information needed to provide to police and insurance companies.

Once the situation has stabilized write down everything you can recall about how the injury occurred. If possible write down the names, phone numbers and addresses of police officers, medical personnel, witnesses and the other party’s insurance company information. Make every effort to preserve evidence and take pictures of the vehicles, injuries, location, etc.

Following an accident, insurance adjusters may pressure you to quickly accept a monetary settlement that may not be sufficient to take care of your current or future medical needs. Remember they record all calls. Speak with a New Mexico personal injury lawyer before making any statements to  insurance company adjustors.

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