It’s a fact of life that accidents happen. No matter how cautious one is when out on the road, one cannot control the actions of others. Any time a driver is involved in an accident, there are certain steps he or she should take to prevent problems now and in the future. By following these steps, the driver minimizes the effects of the accident and moves forward with life.
The first thing to do is to contact the proper authorities, especially when injuries are involved. Assist those in need of medical care, when possible, and make sure the scene is secured and all involved are safe from passing vehicles. One doesn’t want more injuries to occur while waiting for the authorities to arrive.
Don’t provide anyone with the details of the accident and never admit fault in an accident. Statements taken now can be used against drivers if the case goes further, [...]