In Arizona, car accidents are a common occurrence. And while most accidents result in only property damage, some can be quite dangerous, even fatal. If you are involved in a car accident in Arizona, it is important to know what to do afterward. Our team at Suzuki Law Offices has put together a step-by-step guide on what to do after a car accident.
What to Do After a Car Accident
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#1: Seek Medical Attention if Injured
You should also seek immediate medical attention if you are injured in a car accident. Even if you think the injury is minor, it is still important to have a doctor examine and diagnose your injuries. Make sure you keep all medical records and bills relating to your accident so they can be used as evidence later if needed.
#2: Exchange Information with Other Drivers Involved
After ensuring that everyone involved in the accident is safe and that the police have been notified, your next step is to exchange information with other drivers involved. Make sure you get their name, address, phone number, insurance provider, and policy number.
#3: Document the Scene
Take pictures of the accident scene if it’s safe to do so. These photos can be used as evidence later on. You should also collect the contact information of witnesses who may have seen the accident.
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#4: Contact the Police
The next thing you should do is call the police and report the accident. Be sure to give them as much information as possible, including the location of the accident and the names and contact information of any witnesses. It is also helpful to have the police write an accident report since it may be helpful if you decide to file a claim to seek compensation.
#5: Contact an Arizona Car Accident Attorney
It is important to contact an experienced Arizona car accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights, advise you on the best course of action, and help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Suzuki Law Offices, our team is experienced in Arizona car accident law and can help you throughout the claims process. We provide legal guidance and support when you need it most.
Contact us today at (602) 842-6762 to learn how we can help you.