What Should You Do After A Collision?
After a car accident, the steps you take at the scene matter. It is important for you to take steps to protect your rights, your finances and your physical health.
At Robenalt Law, we provide guidance to injured people at every stage of their accident claim and fight to achieve positive results for them. Our Ohio car accident attorneys understand the importance of the actions you take after an accident.
Get Medical Help
The injuries that a person suffers in a car accident can be severe. Seeking medical attention should be the first step for people who have experienced a collision. Depending on the severity of the injuries that people have experienced, they may need to entirely focus on caring for those injuries in order to protect their health.
Contact The Authorities
If an accident results in serious damage to the vehicles or other property, injuries or death, Ohio law requires you to contact the police. Even if you do not think the accident was severe enough to call the police, however, you may still want to contact the authorities because the damage or your injuries may be worse than you believe.
Photographing the vehicles from multiple angles, the area around the accident and other details can help you document the damage sustained in the accident. Writing down the date, time, location and other information about the context of the accident provides additional support.
Speak To Witnesses
If other people witnessed the accident, their statements can be a key form of evidence. Taking the time to talk with them about what they saw and collecting their contact information can help you support your claim later on.
Call An Attorney
Especially if someone suffered an injury in the collision, you may want to contact an attorney. Not only can a lawyer help you explore your options, but the right legal guidance can also help you protect your rights and your access to compensation.
For a no-cost consultation with an experienced attorney, contact Robenalt Law. We represent the interests of the injured in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and throughout Ohio, and most clients pay no fees unless we win their case. Call 216-930-6282 or contact our Cleveland office online to learn more.