What To Do After a Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle March 30 2023 7:20 pm
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What To Do After a Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle March 30 2023 7:20 pm
What To Do After a Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault

Millions of people in the state of Kansas start their mornings the same way – by stepping into their car to drive wherever they are going. While this is a common daily occurrence, the risk of driving a car is that you might be involved in an accident. Car accidents happen every day and range from a small fender bender to a multiple-car pile-up. 

Even the most cautious and defensive drivers can find themselves dealing with the aftermath of a car accident that was not their fault. So what should you do if you’re in an accident and believe that the other party is liable? 

 

Steps to take after a Car Accident

A car accident can be a traumatic, stressful situation for everyone involved. It might be challenging to think about how to protect yourself when you are dealing with the immediate reaction of the collision, but in the event of a car accident, it is important to take certain steps. These include: 

  • Find a safe place – Survey the scene of the accident to make sure that you are in a safe place while you wait for help to arrive. For example, if you are in the middle of the highway or in a place where your car is not visible to other traffic, you might be at risk of additional injury. If possible, relocate to a place where you are out of harm’s way. 
  • Calling the police – Call 9-1-1 and share the details of your location so that a police officer can meet you there. When you make this call, it is also important to note any injuries you have suffered so that an ambulance is deployed as well. The police will review the scene of the accident and file an official police report. This report will be important as it typically notes who was liable for the accident. 

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  • Seek medical attention – Even if you think your injuries are minor, it is important to see a doctor right away. Some injuries take a while to show up, and if you find that you are experiencing pain days or weeks after the accident, it is essential to show the insurance company that you have medical records related to the car accident in case they try to claim that your injuries are not related. 
  • Contact an attorney – Before dealing with your insurance company or the insurance company of the other party, it is advisable to speak with a car accident attorney to learn more about the claims process. Often, they will handle the insurance company communication, so you don’t have to. 

 

Call a Kansas Personal Injury Attorney Today

A car accident can result in serious injuries to everyone who is involved. If you were hurt in a car accident and believe the other driver was liable, it is advisable to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as you can. The team at Pyle Law is dedicated to helping our clients who have been injured in a car accident because of another driver’s reckless behavior. Don’t delay; contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case. 

 

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney E. Thomas Pyle who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing personal injury trial attorney.