September 24th, 2018| Car crashes are ranked as one of the most traumatic experiences that a person can endure. Unfortunately, almost everyone will be involved in at least one or two car accidents in their lives—including drivers who always follow traffic laws. At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California car accident attorneys are here to help anyone who was hurt in a crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence. But we can only help victims after they contact us. That’s why we believe it’s important for drivers throughout the Golden State to know what steps to take after crashes to best protect their health and their rights to compensation. The three essential steps that all crash victims should take include:
- Calling 911—Getting in touch with emergency responders immediately after a crash accomplishes two things: it makes it easier for you and other victims to get medical treatment, and it creates an official police record of the crash.
- Getting medical attention—Whether you travel to the hospital right away via ambulance or you visit a doctor soon after the accident, getting treated by medical professionals helps address any injuries right away and creates a medical record of your injuries and their severity.
- Contacting a lawyer—The police have created a report of the crash and your injuries have been treated. Now it’s time to get legal representation on your side. The insurance company is already building its case against you, but a lawyer may be able to help you level the playing the field.