Despite their frequency, no one expects a car accident to happen to them. In San Diego, car accidents always seem to be creating extra traffic on the freeways. Whether you’re driving on the 5, 805, 15, or 8, there always seems to be someone on the road not paying attention. Even scarier can be when you’re walking near Qualcomm, in the Gaslamp, or in the beach areas and a driver seems to forget that pedestrians exist. And then the unexpected happens.
The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi wants everyone to know what to do in the event of a car accident. We’ve provided a brief reference guide below. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, call our San Diego car accident lawyers at 619-577-4957 for a free consultation. If you have questions about car accidents or personal injuries, we can help answer them.
It is much easier to assess a situation when approaching it calmly. Be sure to take a few deep breaths after a crash.
You can be arrested and even charged with a felony if you leave the scene of an accident.
If your car accident was minor, move your car to a safe location. If your car accident was severe, call 911 and request medical attention.
Highway patrol or the police should be notified in the event of a crash, especially if anyone is injured or a disabled vehicle is blocking traffic. Authorities can also a provide a copy of their report to help determine fault in the accident.
Document everything. If possible, take pictures of the damage to your car, your injuries, the conditions that led to the accident. If a tow truck removes your car or other vehicles from the scene, note where the car will be taken.
The best course of action to take after a car accident is to contact a personal injury attorney. Our legal experts know the exact steps to take to preserve your legal rights, get treated for your injuries, and pursue compensation for medical bills, car rentals, car repairs, and pain and suffering. Our San Diego accident attorneys make the claim process easy. Contact us now at 619-577-4957 for a free consultation and case evaluation.