In the event of an accident, your mind is likely going a mile a minute. So many things rush through your head, and even if it isn’t a serious accident where you are injured, knowing what to do next is not always clear. The adrenaline running through your body can make focusing on other aspects of the accident challenging. That is why at Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright we are here to help you through the accident. While there are other aspects of the accident you’ll need to focus on later, you first need to know who to contact initially after your auto accident.
The First Call
First of all, if nobody is seriously injured you need to call the police. The police will arrive and help sort out the issue. If someone is seriously injured you should contact 911 instead. The police will still arrive, only they will bring an ambulance and other medical staff to the scene. This should always be the first call.
The Second Call
Next, you need to contact the insurance company. You need to let them know of the accident and give them the details. You should have the police report written up before you contact your insurance agency as they will ask you a few questions regarding this. After you contact your insurance company make sure to also snap pictures of the scene and take down contact information of the other driver. Exchanging insurance information is important when it comes to an accident.
The Third Call
Depending on your situation, you may need to contact a Las Vegas car accident attorney. We are able to assist you with any and all issues you are facing with a car accident, whether you are deemed to be at fault for the accident or you need representation to go after someone else who caused the accident.