What to Do if You are in a Car Accident

Being in a car accident is often a traumatic event. Dealing with injuries, insurance companies and property damage can often be too much to handle. Let an experienced car accident law firm help you through this difficult time.

The law firm of Kirsch Gelband & Stone has been helping auto and car accident victims for years. As Newark car accident attorneys, we have represented thousands of accident victims throughout the state. If you are in a car accident, please be sure you take the proper precautions to protect yourself and all others involved.

What to do in a car accident:

  1. Please remember that safety is your first priority. Check on everyone involved to make sure that no one has sustained any injuries. If anyone appears to be hurt, alert the authorities immediately. In the case of a minor accident, it is a good idea to move all cars to the side of the road to reduce the likelihood that another accident will occur. If there are serious injuries, do not move the injured person(s) until first responders have arrived at the scene.

  2. Exchange insurance and contact information with each driver that was involved in the car accident, as well as the contact information of any witnesses.

  3. Take pictures of the scene, including damage to the cars involved.

  4. File an accident report. In some situations a police officer may not respond to the scene of an accident. If this is the case; file a state vehicle accident report at the local police station.

  5. Contact an attorney. This is extremely important. Do not speak to anyone at either your insurance company or the “at fault” insurance company until you have spoken to an attorney.

Always be prepared in case of a car accident. Even if you are a cautious driver, keep in mind that you are sharing the road with thousands of people, and accidents can occur at any time. Keep these car accident tips in mind.

If you are in a car accident, please do not delay, call the Newark car accident attorneys at (973) 623-0100 or use our email contact form immediately. We are here to represent you.





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