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It is not expected of somebody who has just experienced a car accident to be fully composed and calm after such auto accident transpires. However, a substantial degree of such composure and calmness is needed in order to minimize the adverse events resulting from auto accidents. Here are some important things you have to do following a car accident:
- Ascertain the degree of resulting damages
Having an assessment of the gravity of your, your companions' and/or the vehicle's injuries or damage gives you an idea of what to do next. Remember that it is not advisable to mobilize somebody with fractured bones unless the situation leaves no other option but to do so (for instance, if the vehicle is on fire or about to be on fire).
- Take note of the factual details of the accident
For the authorities to have a clear picture of the accident, it is important not to miss or err on important details like at what speed where you or the other party was driving, what exactly were you doing inside your vehicle immediately before the car accident, etc.
- Go to the police and file a Car Accident Report
The importance of accomplishing this cannot be stressed enough. After a car accident, the issue as to who is to be held responsible for resulting damages can only be resolved if enough data about the accident is at hand.
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