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Do you know what to do if you are in a car accident?

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Many car accidents occur each year making it important to know what to do if you ever find yourself in this situation.

In Georgia, the most car accidents occur with teenage drivers. According to DMV.org (the unofficial guide to the DMV) “the numbers don’t lie.” Georgia takes the safety of Georgia roadways seriously by finding the key is in prevention. Check out their website to find more safety information about driving.

What should I do if I am in a car accident?

Immediately call the police. When the police arrive, they know exactly what to do. The police will also create a police report after interviewing all witnesses and determining who is at fault.

Make sure everyone else is safe.

Gather information. You must get the other driver’s information such as the vehicle’s VIN number, insurance information, and license plate number.

Seek medical attention/help. Car accidents can cause serious injuries, even injuries that do not arise until much later after the car accident. It is important to see a doctor to evaluate your condition.

If you have a camera, take pictures of the cars involved in the accident.

Call/seek an attorney.

According to Ezine articles, there are several things you MUST not do after you are in a car accident:

Admit fault; leave the scene; wait for insurance companies to contact you or take too much time to call an attorney; sign anything without knowing what the papers say or means.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious car accident, you may consider contacting the attorneys at Childers, Buck, and Schlueter to see how they can help protect your legal rights.