There are over 100,000 car accidents in CT every year. Almost a third, or 30,000 of them, result in in injury of some nature. Accidents can happen to anyone, at any time and beyond driving safely, there’s almost nothing you can do to prevent them. They can be traumatic and stressful and result in life-altering injuries.
Hartford Car Accident Lawyer Ken Namnoum has been successfully representing people who have been injured in car accidents for over 30 years and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to fighting for his clients.
If you’re in an car accident, it’s important to know what to do.
7 things you need to do if you’re in a car accident:
Stay Calm – Try not to get angry with the other driver. Focus on making sure everyone is safely off the road and out of traffic. Turn the hazard lights on so that other drivers understand that your car is disabled.
Call 911 – It’s important to alert the authorities and get medical help if someone is hurt. Police will secure the area and help with traffic around you and document the evidence of the accident.
Exchange Information – Get the other driver’s contact information, make and model of the car, license plate number and insurance information. Hopefully you have the right coverage.
Take Photos – If it’s safe to do so, take pictures of the scene of the accident including any skid marks on the road. Also get photos of the cars involved from all angles. If there are injuries, take photos of them.
Get Witness Information – If anyone stopped to help who saw the accident, record their contact information in case you need to make a statement on your behalf.
Go to the ER – Get checked out by a doctor after a car accident, no matter how minor. Be aware that sometimes it takes a day or two for injuries to surface after an accident.
Call Attorney Namnoum – In the event of a car accident with injuries, you will need aggressive representation. Attorney Namnoum will assess the information and do everything that he can to help you!