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Handling Plumas Lake Car Accidents

Handling Plumas Lake Car Accidents

Handling Plumas Lake Car Accidents

Handling Plumas Lake Car Accidents – Almost everybody uses a roadway at some point during the day. Whether you are commuting to work, running to get groceries, going on a bike ride, or just walking to your neighbor’s house for dinner, using public roads puts you at risk for being involved in a car accident. The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that over 250,000 people are injured and more than 3,400 are killed during an average year in California. While the majority of crashes don’t cause a serious injury, it is important to know what to do if you are involved in a collision.

Safety First

The first thing on your mind after you’ve been in a crash should always be making sure that you and the occupants of your vehicle are safe. Checking for injuries is always the first priority after a crash and if you suspect that anybody involved in the accident was injured, you should call 911 right away.

After calling for help and making sure that you and others are OK, you should move your vehicle to an area where it is not likely to be struck again and turn your hazard lights on if possible. If you can not relocate your car, exit the vehicle carefully and seek an area that isn’t threatened by traffic. If you have road flares, you should light them and place them around your location so that vehicles can easily notice you.

Exchange Information and Collect Evidence

After ensuring safety, you should record the phone number, home address, name, and license number, and insurance policy number of all drivers involved in the accident. It’s also a good idea to take note of all vehicle plate numbers.

After you’ve exchanged relevant information, get started collecting evidence. You should take pictures of any injuries that you or your vehicle occupants suffered as well as any damage done to your vehicle. You should also take pictures of the roadway and area surrounding the crash site if you can safely do so. These pictures may show investigators important details about the accident that may have been overlooked otherwise.

After taking pictures, look around the area for any accident witnesses. Take short statements from all witnesses and remember to get their names and contact information. Support from witnesses can be vitally important later on.

Call a Plumas Lake Car Accident Lawyer

The final step you need to take following a car accident is getting in touch with a Plumas Lake car accident lawyer. A good lawyer can help you understand your specific case and advise you about what further actions you might need to take. It’s important to call a lawyer right away as the sooner an attorney can begin working on a case, the abler they are to ensure you receive the payment you deserve. To learn about how to choose the right lawyer for you, take a look at this helpful, short video:

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Plumas Lake Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Plumas Lake car accident lawyer. Collisions can mean severe injuries. If a crash has affected your life, contact me to get free, friendly advice. To speak with me, call (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. You can also send a message to me on my website.

My firm has assisted Plumas Lake residents with getting fair payment in claims involving wrongful death and personal injury since the year 1982.

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