Things To Do After You Are Involved In An Ohio Auto Accident
Tips On What To Do After You Are Involved In An Ohio Auto Accident Provided By The Personal Injury Attorneys At Wright & Schulte LLC
The number of Ohio auto accidents have increased over the past two years and some involved serious and fatal injuries. When an Ohio car accident occurs, many motorists may not know what to do in case the crash and injures result in a personal injury lawsuit.
The Ohio personal injury attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC speak with victims on a daily basis who have been injured in Ohio auto accidents. While the firm’s attorneys discuss a variety of issues, they offer advice on how motorists can protect themselves from possible recourse. The firm has put together a list of Ten Things You Should Remember If Involved In An Ohio Car Accident:
1. Stay calm as much as possible.
2. Check to determine if there are any injuries. If so, call 9-1-1.
3. Move vehicles involved in the crash to a safe place off the road. Do not flee the scene.
4. Call police even if there are no injuries or there are only minor damages to the vehicles.
5. Exchange information with all parties involved in the crash, including witnesses. AAA recommends motorists obtain the following information:
- Vehicle information including makes, models and years for all cars involved
- Vehicle identification/license plate numbers
- Driver’s license numbers
- Insurance carriers and policy numbers. If the name on the insurance registration form is different from the driver’s, find out the relationship.
- Take photos of the location, people involved and damaged vehicles
6. Tell police the facts, limit conversations with others, and do not admit fault even if you believe you are at fault.
7. File a police report. This document will be important for insurance purposes and could be used if any legal action is taken.
8. Make personal notes about the accident.
9. Contact your insurance company. Insurance company staff are usually available 24 hours, seven days a week.
10. Do not sign any documents except for police or your insurance company.
These tips may be helpful when involved in Ohio auto accidents since not only traffic crashes have increased but the number of fatal crashes also, according to Ohio State Patrol (OSP) statistics. The number of fatal crashes climbed from 919 in 2014 to 1,029 in 2015. In 2016, fatal crashes rose to 1,054, the OSP statistics show.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an Ohio auto accident and suffered serious or fatal injuries, contact Wright & Schulte LLC, an Ohio personal injury law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve. Contact the firm for a no obligation legal evaluation of your case. Simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, at (937)-222-7477.