It is important to try to remain calm during and after a car accident, especially if you have other passengers in the car. The steps outlined in this video, will help make the process go a bit more smoothly.
Immediately following the accident, put the car and park and put on your emergency lights. Never leave the scene of an accident. Next, assess your injuries and call 911 if anyone is hurt. You should inspect your car for damages and call the police to report the accident. Avoid moving your car until the police come and safely guide you out of traffic. Then, file an accident report, but do not admit fault to anyone. Be sure to get the contact information of the other drivers involved in the accident. This includes their insurance information and details about the vehicle. Finally, it is a good idea to take photos of any damage to the cars and the scene of the accident.
If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by another driver, a personal injury attorney can help you receive compensation for your damages. Call (773) 779-9885 to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney at the Chicago office of McCready, Garcia & Leet, P.C.