Survive a Minor Car Accident With These Tips!

two men on cell phones after a fender bender | survive a minor car accidentNearly 1.3 million people die in car accidents each and every year around the world. These accidents can range from serious head-on collisions to more minor accidents. Surprisingly, even a minor car accident can be fatal if you don’t take the necessary safety precautions. Here are some important tips on how to survive a minor car accident:

  1. Move to a Safe Spot – after your accident, you need to ensure your safety. If you are still able to drive, move your car to the side of the road or into a safer parking lot. This will reduce the likelihood of you or your car being hit by another vehicle on the road. Never stand on a busy street by your vehicle. Instead, exit your vehicle safely and head up to higher ground or on the grass nearby and away from the traffic.
  2. Call 911 – after your accident, it is important to call 911 and have an ambulance arrive on the scene, especially if you suspect an injury. Even minor injuries, such as a bump to the head or a hurt neck could be more serious. Often times, some injuries don’t show up on routine physical exam and more extensive evaluation is needed, such as a CT scan or an MRI.
  3. Call the Police – calling the police after an accident is critical to establishing fault. It is even more important if the driver doesn’t have insurance. An accident report can help you and your attorney establish liability clearly and ensure that you are able to receive the money you need to recover.
  4. Monitor Your Injuries Closely – even if you believe that you are uninjured or not injured badly, it is important to monitor your injuries closely. That ache in your back could be a simple pulled muscle or it could signify a more serious spinal cord injury. That headache could be a traumatic brain injury. If you notice your injury worsening or you develop new symptoms be sure to see your medical care provider immediately.
  5. Call an Attorney – after an accident, your attorney will be able to protect your rights and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Insurance companies are notoriously ruthless and they often offer injured accident victims just a fraction of what they need – and deserve. Your attorney can help you reach a settlement that is in your best interest and not the just the insurance company’s.

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Contact Our Fort Collins Car Accident Attorneys

Timms Fowler of the Fowler Injury Law FirmIf a negligent Fort Collins driver has caused your accident – and subsequent injuries, it is important to contact an experienced Fort Collins car accident lawyer immediately. Your lawyer will be able to protect your rights to compensation during this difficult time. Contact the Fowler Law Firm today at (970) 232-3322 to find out how we can use our legal experience to help you recover maximum compensation.

 

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Timms Fowler
Tel: 970.232.3322
The Fowler Law Firm, LLC
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