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What should I do after a car accident?


As the old saying goes, "accidents happen." And no matter how it happens, getting into a crash in Stuart or Port St Lucie can be quite scary.

However, you can allay your fears about your car insurance company paying you if you know what to do first. It starts with keeping calm.

Car accident attorney Gloria Seidule says:

"Depending on their severity, car accidents can be anything from a slight nuisance to a life-changing event.  In the immediate aftermath of an collision, your actions can be a key factor towards favorable results. By making sure you follow the proper protocol, you can help the process of filing an insurance claim or obtaining a settlement."

She further advises there are steps you can take to ensure that you're better protected.

What to Do If You Are in a Car Accident

- Remain at the scene

- Check for injuries

- Call the police

- Exchange information

- Get witness accounts

- Take pictures and video

-Keep track of medical treatment

- Keep a journal

- Contact your insurance company

But make sure to consult with a car accident lawyer before making formal, recorded statements to anyone from the insurance companies.

And if there is a car accident lawsuit, your injury attorney will help you prove who's at fault, help you take the right action after your accident, help you file your insurance claim, help you determine the level of pain and suffering you are experiencing, and help you recover lost wages after your accident.  

Experience counts. Contact The Law Office of Gloria Seidule for a free consultation. You'll be glad you did.