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Tips What DO After a Car Crash That Every Victim Should Know

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Most of the car accidents in the United States involve property damage like vehicle costs instead of the occupant’s injuries. However, one out of three accidents includes an injury to the driver and the passengers. Two in that number leads to life-threatening or severe injuries incidents.

If you’re a victim of a car accident, especially when the driver is driving under the influence of alcohol or prohibited drugs, there are particular things that you can and should do to protect yourself and your personal interests. Here’s a list of those:

  1. Stop.
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Don’t even think of getting away. Never leave the accident scene regardless of how small it is.

  1. Protect where the incident occurred

You may avoid further incidents by keeping your car’s flashers on or by setting up flares around it. If your vehicle’s broken and your lights won’t turn on, you should at least have a flashlight while waiting at the side of the road.

  1. Call the help of local police.
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Although the car crash is not that huge, you should still call the help of local police. You may need a report from the police for you to file a claim with the company that provides your car insurance.

  1. Make sure your record is accurate.

When the cops arrive, tell them everything that you know from the beginning to the end to the best of your ability. If there are things that you’re not quite sure of, inform the police officers too. Never misstate, guess, or speculate anything when it comes to the accident.

Takeaway

Car accidents just like the one that happened in Baltimore may cause severe injuries or worse may risk your life. With that in mind, you have to be knowledgeable about what to do when you’re a victim of one. Do you have any other tips that you can share? Share it down in our comment box!