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What To Do After A Side Impact Collision

Getting into a serious car accident is not easy to recover from, and the physical and mental impact can last a long time. If you need legal assistance after a car accident, don’t hesitate to meet with a lawyer that you can trust to give you the personalized legal assistance that you need and deserve. Accidents involving side impact collisions can be particularly terrible because of the severe injuries a driver or passenger can sustain. Victims often suffer the brunt of the impact because a vehicle strikes them from the side. Navigating a legal claim is far from simple, so you will have to rely on a skilled and competent lawyer who will ensure that you are supported throughout your entire case. 

Call 911 

Notifying first responders that you have been in an accident is one of the first things that you should do, especially if someone has suffered a serious injury. Give them basic details about the accident and your location. Be patient after you report the accident because it will take the emergency responders time to arrive at your location. Never leave the scene of an accident if there has been significant property damage or someone has suffered an injury.  

Get Medical Help 

Receive medical assistance immediately following a car accident. You do not know how severe your injuries are until you are treated by medical professionals. You could be in shock and not be aware just how injured you actually are after an accident. Commonly in side impact collisions, the side where the victim sustained the full force of the impact is where the most severe injuries are found. You must get immediate medical attention if you do not want your condition to worsen. 

Preserve Evidence

After a car accident, you must collect and preserve all types of evidence, from photos to videos to witness statements. The larger amount of evidence that you have, the stronger your personal injury claim will be. Leave it up to the lawyer to evaluate each piece of evidence and they will determine which ones to include in your case. No evidence is too small to preserve, so record it even if you are doubtful that it will support your case. 

Speak to Witnesses 

Don’t forget to speak to witnesses who were at the scene and may have witnessed the accident. As a seasoned Scottsdale AZ side-impact collision lawyer like one from Yearin Law Office can explain, they could have valuable information to provide because they could have seen the accident from a different angle. Talk to them, ask for a detailed statement and collect their contact information. In side impact collisions, it is common for the driver to be speeding or making a reckless turn just before they cause the accident.

Any kind of car accident that results in bodily injury is devastating and can result in severe consequences for the victim. If you would like information about legal services that you can get, schedule a consultation with a trusted side-impact collision lawyer now. 

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