While most individuals do not anticipate being involved in an auto accident, it is important to be prepared for a crash. Drivers are actually highly likely to be injured or killed in an auto accident due to the thousands of crashes that occur yearly. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, traffic accidents are responsible for 2.35 million injuries and 37,000 deaths every year in the United States. If you are involved in an auto accident, do you know the steps you should follow?
Steps to Take Following An Auto Accident:
- Remain at the scene of the accident
- Investigate to determine if the others involved need medical attention
- Call the authorities
- Exchange information with the other individuals or police
- Obtain information from any witnesses
- Notify your insurance company
- Organize and track medical records pertaining to the accident
- Take photographs
- Obtain a property damage estimate
While these steps may appear to be stressful, contacting an experienced auto accident attorney immediately following a crash can alleviate some of the above-mentioned tasks. Of the thousands of auto accidents that occur yearly, a large portion of these accidents are preventable, giving victims grounds to file an auto accident case. A thorough investigation by an attorney can determine the cause and party responsible for the accident.
The St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have investigated thousands of accidents. We will fully analyze every aspect of a crash to ensure the appropriate action is taken to recover the compensation your deserve. Our attorneys will provide you with the support and representation to achieve success and establish a long-lasting relationship. Contact the office of Meyerkord & Kurth as soon as possible to discuss your case for free.