Thousands of auto accidents occur in the United States each year. While many of these leave only dents and dings, others may result in serious injury to people and property. If you are in an auto accident in New Hampshire, you may want to follow these simple steps:
- If you can safely do so, pull over to the side of the road. Turn on your car’s emergency flashers or place flares or other warning devices around the car to help other motorists see you.
- Check yourself and your passengers for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 or the local emergency number for help.
- Call the police. They will make a report detailing the facts of the accident and may take photographs. They will also determine if anyone involved in the accident is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the other driver and passengers involved in the accident. Also get the contact information of any eyewitnesses, if possible.
- If it is safe to do so, take pictures of the accident scene. Also, write down the facts of the accident as well as you can remember them. Include the day and time, the weather conditions, the location, and similar information.
- Do not claim the accident was your fault or accuse another driver of being at fault.
- Call an experienced New Hampshire auto accident lawyer for help understanding your legal rights after a car collision.
Being mentally prepared for an auto accident can help you respond to one effectively if it happens. After a crash, the help of an experienced auto accident attorney is invaluable. The New Hampshire car accident lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can help you protect your legal rights and hold at-fault parties accountable for their actions. Call Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today at (888) 332-5855 for a free consultation.