Are you prepared in the event that you may be involved in an auto accident? Many people aren’t concerned with the steps to follow if an accident occurs, but they should be. Not only will a person have an auto accident in their lifetime, the frequency of accidents means that a person will likely have three to four auto accidents within their lifetime. In fact, there are approximately 27,000 auto accidents that occur each day equaling around 10 million accidents a year on average, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The following steps are important to follow if you are involved in a crash…
1. Get Safe….Stay in your vehicle if there is a danger or move to a safe location if possible. NEVER LEAVE THE SCENE.
2. Determine if you or anyone else has suffered any injuries.
3. Call 911 to report the accident and to seek medical assistance if necessary.
4. If the police give you any instructions, follow their direction.
5. Contact an experienced auto accident attorney.
Now, as we all know an auto accident can vary in several ways from the number of vehicles involved, the amount of damage to a vehicle or other property involved, as well as if individuals incur injuries and the severity of those injuries. While several types of vehicles are similar, no two accidents are the same. Another variant in auto accidents is one of the most important…the cause. The cause of the crash can seem simple but often be complex requiring the expertise and experience of an outstanding attorney.
The St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have the experience required to provide you with the very best representation for your injury claim. Contacting our firm is imperative to obtain the representation best suited to acquire the maximum compensation for your damages. We have recovered over $400 million for our clients and offer personalized representation granting our clients confidence in knowing we are fighting for their rights. Contact our office today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.