Whether you want it or not, this happens to almost everyone at least once in life. You can’t control it. After all, you have to go out, and you have to work. Even if you work from home, you can’t spend your entire life inside four walls. Humans are social animals, and you need social interaction for which you have to go out.
What is important is knowing how to protect yourself and deal with it if you get into an accident. To help you prepare for that, here are a few things you should know.
Make Sure Your Seriously Injured
See if you are bleeding from somewhere and if you are having trouble moving. You might not feel pain right after the accident as it takes time for your body to process it. If there is a hit to your head, you should lie down. You would know that you hit your head somewhere if it’s spinning.
Once you are sure that you can move, slowly get up and slowly walk to the side of the road. Assess the situation and yourself for a minute to understand what has happened. If you feel the need, call an ambulance right away.
Record the Scene
If you can walk and think straight, you should take out your mobile and start recording the scene of the accident. However, be sure to call a loved one first and inform them of the accident within a minute or two. If things go terribly wrong, there should be someone who should know.
You should record the scene to make sure no one puts the blame on you. It will take time for you to understand whose fault caused the accident. This recording will ensure that the other person doesn’t try to pin the blame on you. This will work as a piece of evidence later.
Record the road, your vehicle, the vehicle of the other person, and the surroundings. Cover as much detail as possible, including the number plates. Once done, politely talk to other people by asking how they are. If you feel they are blaming you, get ready for legal action. If they admit their mistake, this solves most of the problem, and you should take their contact number to contact them later.
Seek Medical Help
Once done talking, you should go to a doctor even if you feel nothing is wrong. Sometimes, the problem is there, but you won’t see it right away. This is especially the case if there is an internal head injury. Visit a trusted doctor and get a full checkup. Don’t worry about the cost, as you should not take a risk with your health.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
After the checkup, contact a reliable personal injury attorney and discuss your case with them. Show them the recordings and tell them your entire case. They will talk to the other party to make sure you get deserving compensation. If they don’t cooperate, your lawyer will take them to court and get them to pay for all your expenses.