Minor car accidents can happen to anyone. Whether you back into someone else’s car, experience brake failure due to inclement weather, or if someone accidentally rear ends you, minor car accidents occur every day. While some of the injuries and car damages may not be as severe with a minor car accident as with a major car accident, it is still important to take certain steps to ensure safety now and in the future.
The most important part of any car accident is to stay calm. Getting angry at the other person will not be helpful, as you might say or do something to worsen the situation. By remaining calm, you will also be able to absorb more information and follow through with a post-collision plan. As you would with a major car accident, make sure to take down the other person’s license plate number and insurance card if they have one. Make sure to check yourself for injuries. Take the time to do a small assessment of yourself to see if anything feels off or painful. It may also smart to take photos of your car’s damages and the other person’s car damages in case you need to get an attorney involved to seek restitution. Even if you feel it’s unnecessary, it is also important to call the police so there is an official report about what happened. If you have the time, you may also want to see if there are any witnesses around that saw what happened.
If you do think that you have sustained injuries from a minor car accident, it is important to seek medical help immediately. Even if you do not see any physical injury, you might have suffered a head trauma such as a concussion or even whiplash. Going directly after an accident will also help your attorney prove that the injury is related to the accident.
If you feel that you or your loved ones have suffered an injury from a minor car accident, Franco Law Firm is here to help. If you have questions or want to schedule a free consultation, please call us at (813) 872-0929.