October 9th, 2013|
October 9, 2013
The moments after a motor vehicle collision can be an extremely confusing time for those involved, especially if it is the first time a person has been in a crash or if injuries occur. The Ohio Car Accident Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain there are several key points to remember following an accident to ensure a motorist’s legal rights are protected.
The most important action to take following a collision is to stop the vehicle immediately. All motorists involved in the crash should exchange basic information such as names, addresses, and vehicle registration numbers. If the driver involved is not the owner of the vehicle, that individual’s name should be given as well.
Police should only be contacted if the accident resulted in an injury. If someone suffers an injury, call the police immediately for assistance and have the hurt individuals seek medical treatment.
A crash report should only be filed with the Ohio Department of Public Safety if there was an injury, $400 in property damage, or if one of the individuals involved is not properly insured.
Once this information has been gathered and the injured have been treated, it is important to report the incident to the vehicle’s insurer.
The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers also suggests motorists discuss their case with an attorney to help make sure any rights to compensation they may be entitled to are protected.