After the Car Accident
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you know how traumatic, confusing, and overwhelming it can be in the moments, days, and weeks after a crash. However, there are a few important steps that you should take to ensure that your health and your rights are protected:
1. Get medical treatment
Many accident victims have the impulse to refuse treatment or minimize their injuries – just so that they can escape the reality of the crash. The number one most important thing you can do after an accident is to go to the hospital or your doctor and get evaluated and treated. It will help your health and your injury case.
2. Collect information about the accident
Understand exactly what happened and who was at fault is at the heart of any California personal injury case. Talk to witnesses, talk to police, and make sure that you are getting the whole story.
3. Contact an Orange County Car Accident Attorney
If you are not sure if you should seek compensation, or if you have questions about your accident and the associated damages, it is imperative that you speak with an Orange County car accident attorney about your case. To schedule a free evaluation at Russell & Lazarus, call (800) 268-9228.