What Happens if You Witness an Accident in Orange County?
If you witness an Orange County truck accident, you could be a great help to the people who were injured in the accident.
Here are a few steps you can take as a witness to an accident in Orange County:
- Check for injuries and call 911. As a witness, calling 911 with details is one of the most helpful things you can do. The sooner you call 911, the faster emergency responders can get to the scene.
- Move people and vehicles off the roadway. If possible, assist the victims in getting themselves and their vehicles safely out of the way. However, don’t drive another person’s car unless a police officer or an emergency responder asks you to do so, and avoid moving an injured person.
- Take pictures. If you have a camera or camera phone, you can be of great assistance to the victims in the accident by snapping a few pictures of the roadway, vehicle damage, and so on. Let a police officer or the victim know that the pictures are available.
- Offer your name and contact information as a witness. Even if you yourself weren’t involved in the accident, the information you have about what happened can be extremely valuable. If possible, share your name and contact information with the accident victims.
Contact a Newport Beach CA Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in an Orange County truck accident, don’t wait until it is too late to pursue compensation for your injuries. A helpful Newport Beach CA accident attorney with Russell & Lazarus will answer your questions and provide further guidance in a completely free consultation. Simply give us a call today at (800) 268-9228, or fill out the confidential online contact form on this page to learn more.