Have you been involved in a car accident? Do you now have to call the police? When settling the insured event, the question of guilt will be critical. Initially, it does not matter whether it was just sheet metal damage or even people were injured. Since the person whose guilt can be proven is also liable, you should know your rights and obligations!
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Stop your Car
Connecticut law requires you to stop your car to determine if there is property or bodily damage from the accident. If there are, you are forced to provide the other party with information about your driver’s license and your insurance company.
Avoid More Accidents
Put up light signals or reflectors to warn approaching vehicles of the accident. Be careful not to cause further injury by failing to warn vehicles approaching the crash site.
Help the Injured
Assist the injured by calling the local or state police and requesting an ambulance and medical assistance. Try to refer to your location as accurately as possible. Do not move the injured person unless there is an immediate risk of fire or traffic.
Do not move your Vehicle
Do your best not to move your car or other objects involved in the accident, unless they interrupt traffic. The police must see the accident as it occurred, to determine responsibility.
Call the Police
It is better to call the police, even when there is no serious damage. The police provide an official police statement describing how the accident occurred. This police report can be of great importance in protecting your rights for any liability claims for damages. You should make sure that the police have pointed out any damage to your car and, additionally, any bodily injuries that you have sustained as a result of the accident.
Obtain the Signals of the other Driver as well as those of all Witnesses
Be sure to get both the name and address of the other driver as well as their driver’s license number. Also, be sure to write down the license plate number, make and color of the vehicle. Be sure to get the name, address, and phone number of any witnesses to the accident. If any witnesses refuse to provide such information, be sure to take note of the place number and the make and color of your vehicle.
Give Information to the other Driver
Connecticut law requires that you provide the other driver with your number and address, the name of your insurance company, and your driver’s license number. Under no circumstances should you confess guilt or try to settle this case out of court. Do not try to unofficially fix this cause.
Notify your own Insurance company Immediately
As soon as you can, you should contact your insurance company and give them information about the accident.
Consult a Doctor
If you are in a car crash, you should see a doctor as soon as possible if you think you have injuries.
Talk to a Las Vegas Accident Lawyer
If you injured from a car accident, you can hire a Lawyer at the office of Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm, who have been injured on the job or due to the negligent and unwarranted actions of third parties? What we do is simple: we strive to make the process as simple and expeditious as possible and to make our clients feel comfortable giving those direct and frank answers to their questions, clear information as to what to expect, and timely communications in response to new information or developments in your case.
Then our injury and workers’ compensation attorneys provide the necessary trial and trial experience to help clients secure full and fair compensation for their losses.