Whenever people are involved in auto accidents, they are often in a state of shock and confusion. Despite these mitigating circumstances, people involved in acccidents should take certain steps post-accident to the best of their ability.
One important step is to take down notes about what occurred. Because people's memories tend to be best immediately following an accident, these notes should be taken as soon as possible. Both parties in the accident should also trade information, such as driver's license and insurance information. Finally, if either party has a camera, photos should be taken of the accident scene.
In most cases, a police officer will arrive to the scene of the accident to help sort out the details. In such cases, the officer may take notes, both parties should take their own notes to represent their best interests.
If you or anyone you know has been involved in an accident and is seeking a lawyer, contact the Waukesha auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.