Do you know what to do after you’ve been involved in an auto accident?

By Susan Vanderburgh

You are driving on a freeway and the traffic comes to a sudden stop.  Luckily, you were able to stop in time and did not collide with the vehicle in front of you.  However, the person behind you was not able to stop in time, so that vehicle behind you crashed into your vehicle.  Now, you are involved in an auto accident on the freeway.

What comes to mind?  Maybe embarrassment because everyone is watching how your vehicle is blocking traffic and causing all the traffic.  Maybe you panic and wonder if there is a possibility of road rage.  Maybe you should call the police or call your best friend or post a message to your friends on social media.  Whatever you felt, you will eventually need to exit the vehicle and face the other driver. 

If you have a passenger in your vehicle, you might want to know if your passenger is okay.  If you were the only one in your vehicle, a bunch of thoughts could come to your mind on what you should do at that moment. 

“What should I do?”  This might not be an easy question to answer, especially if you have not been frequently involved in accidents or have guidance on what to do when you are involved in a situation like this.

After you move your vehicle to the side of the freeway, and the other vehicle follows your vehicle to the side of the freeway, you should call the police or call a tow truck service.  After all this is over, and you can go home and process what had happened to you on the freeway today, you might start to feel some physical pain as a result of the accident on the freeway.

You might have decided to go to the doctor first for an evaluation.  It is best to call your local Woodland Hills attorney to determine whether you have a case to help you pay for medical care and for any property damage.

Auto Accident Law

Auto accident injury and personal injury are specialized areas of law.  If your legal problem or personal injury falls under auto accident injury laws, a lawyer who specializes in auto accident injury law would be your best representative.  Auto accident injury law focuses on passenger vehicles, commercial trucks, motorcycle accidents and insurance claims, or any vehicle that travels from one destination to another using the roads.

Our legal system provides a victim with the right to the highest level of committed legal representation. We help our clients with quality and dedicated legal representation and get proper compensation for suffering from acts of negligence committed by others.

Some common vehicle accident injuries are as follows:

Whiplash injuries

Spinal cord or head injury

Fatal accidents

Wrongful death

Here are types of vehicle accidents:

Car and SUV accidents

Head-on collisions

Rear-end crashes

Motorcycle accidents

18-wheeler trucking accidents

What should you do if you were injured?

If you or a loved one were injured, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person or company whose negligent conduct caused the injury.  Make sure you document everything including any medical visits, time missed from work, and insurance company conversations.  When possible, get all communications in writing.

What does Personal Injury Representation cost?

Attorneys sometimes represent clients on a “contingency basis,” in which the attorney does not charge for services until the case is resolved.  Contact Phillips & Associates for your FREE no obligation, and confidential consultation.

The process when you hire an attorney

When you were injured in a car accident and it is necessary to calculate injury damages, an auto accident injury lawyer can calculate the value of your claim.  Your local Woodland Hills attorneys are knowledgeable and approachable.  Your appointment includes reviewing the claim details to calculate potential compensation.  The claim review usually takes less than 10 minutes.  An attorney reviews the facts and medical bills, whether you missed work, who caused your injuries, and how the injuries occurred.  

Not every claim is the same.  Injury damages are complex.  There is no obligation for you to accept the estimate of your compensation for damages.