It happens to even the best of drivers: You got distracted by your phone. Or you had something on your mind and you weren’t paying attention for a few seconds.
Next thing you know, you slam your brakes to try and avoid hitting the car in front of you, but it’s too late. You crash, causing damage to both vehicles.
Clearly, the accident is your fault. So what happens next? Here are the first steps you should take following an accident that was your fault:
It’s important that you properly document the crash as it happened - even before any law enforcement officers arrive.
Be sure to do the following:
If police don’t respond, you and the other drivers involved will need to exchange insurance information yourselves.
After you’ve gotten everything you need and leave the scene, it will be up to your insurance company to cover the losses of other drivers, passengers and anyone else who was hurt or harmed by the crash.
Coverage could include:
Yes. Even though you may have caused the crash, attorneys could be able to prove that the other driver’s or drivers’ actions played a role in the accident, as well.If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident - even if the accident was your fault - you could use the help of experienced personal injury attorneys.
Contact the office of Wright Gray today for your free initial consultation.