The first steps to take after a car accident are crucial to a successful outcome after an accident. The first thing you need to do after an accident is to contact the authorities. Either 911 if the wreck involves serious injuries or 242-COPS in Albuquerque if the wreck is less serious. If the crash happened outside Albuquerque city limits please call the respective police department in the city you are currently in at the time of the crash. If you are seriously injured, by calling the authorities an ambulance will be sent to transport you to the hospital.
Be aware that injuries from car accident are not always apparent right away and that can help you avoid a costly trip to the hospital by an ambulance. A call to the authorities assures you they will have the information on the crash when your insurance company gets involved. Even if the police do not perform a full investigation at the site of the crash, you can take comfort in knowing the crash will have been documented.
Next, you want to exchange information with the other party involved in the crash. This is critical if you intend to pursue a claim with your insurance. Gather the name of the driver, the license plate number, drivers license number, insurance company, insurance policy numbers, and the location of the crash. Write down contact information for witnesses that saw the crash take place. It is important to document this information and have it for your own records even if a police report is filed and includes this information. Have you or a loved one been in a car accident? We take car accident cases throughout all of New Mexico. If you are seeking compensation for your injuries you have come to the right place.
The Davis Kelin Law Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Call us today about your car accident case 505-242-7200. If you have any questions on the above information pertaining to what you should do after a car accident do not hesitate to reach out to us.
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