What to do if you have an accident during Memorial Day weekend

On Behalf of | May 25, 2017 | Firm News, motor vehicle accidents

Memorial Day weekend is the first big summer holiday (even though summer hasn’t begun yet). Nevertheless, it is ubiquitous for road trips. AAA estimates that nearly 40 million people will travel at least 50 miles away from home over the weekend. With more cars on the road, drivers have to put a little extra effort into sharing the road. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and accidents occur.

This post will impart some helpful tips to help you if you are involved in an accident. 

Make sure everyone is okay – it is prudent to check on the people in your car to see if anyone is hurt. If it is safe to do so, you can check on those in the other cars as well. By doing this, you can help first responders identify how needs immediate attention.

Talk to the authorities – To prove a negligence case, a police report is critical. This document memorializes the scene and provides specific details that will enable you to substantiate your claims.

Exchange information – If you are not involved in a serious accident, the other driver’s insurance information is helpful so that you can initiate a claim.

Keep track of medical treatments – As alluded to earlier, information is necessary to substantiate your claim. As such, keep track of hospital stays and medical treatment bills so that you can make an accurate demand for money damages. 

If you have additional questions about your rights and options after an accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can advise you.