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How to Handle the Aftermath of an Automobile Accident

If you are ever in an auto accident, you’ll soon understand that there are very few occurrences as terrifying as experiencing the exposure to serious injury or death. As a result, you will most likely not be thinking clearly, assuming that you’re not injured to the extent that rational thought is physically impossible.

Therefore, the Waukesha automobile accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® would like to provide you with an overview of how to proceed immediately following an automobile crash. If you’d like specific answers to your questions, please contact one of the Waukesha car accident lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® today to schedule a free initial consultation by calling (800) 242-2874.

Step One – Find Safety

If you are in an accident, the first thing you need to do is make sure that you and everyone in the car with you is safe. Even the most seemingly harmless accidents can prove deadly and literally explosive, so gather yourself and your passengers and move away from the car and oncoming traffic before you do anything else.

Step Two – Contact Authorities

After you and your passengers are safe, contact the police immediately to report the incident. Tell them where you are, what happened and whether or not anyone will require medical attention. Regardless of the severity of the crash, you will still need a police report to proceed with your insurance company.

Step Three – Exchange Information

After you’ve completed the first two steps, attempt to communicate with the other driver to make sure he or she is not seriously injured and to exchange contact and insurance information. Regardless of what he or she says, do not discuss the accident in any way. If the other driver is combative, simply step away, keep a safe distance and wait for the police to arrive to complete the information exchange.

Step Four – Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®

After the information is exchanged and the police officer has completed his or her report and investigation, contact the Waukesha personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® to schedule a free initial consultation. Your attorney will meet with you to listen to your story, to review any documentation and to help you decide whether or not pursuing a legal claim is an advisable step. You also need to remember that if you feel that the other driver is at fault, you only have a certain amount of time to pursue a claim, so contact the firm today.