If you are the victim of a side swipe while driving your car and you have been injured, the first thing you need to do is call for emergency assistance. Seek proper medical care and contact those who can help you. Call your insurance agent to make them aware of the accident to both your car and yourself if you are personally injured.
Next, contact an experienced and trusted personal injury claim lawyer to help you evaluate your options for your accident and your injury. If you are not injured and you have just been sideswiped, proceed cautiously. You and the offender should safely pull off to the shoulder of the road or into a safe place to park. Take this time to exchange names, phone numbers and insurance info as well as to take pictures of both vehicles. Contact the local police department to have a report issued. Try to jot down notes, whether on a piece of paper or in the notes section of your cell phone. This will help your personal injury claim lawyer to understand the circumstances better when you meet with them.
Car accidents can be alarming. When you are hit it can cause you to panic or get angry. It is best to remember to stay calm because your trusted hired professionals, your attorney and your insurance agent, will be there to help you get through your difficult time.
Contact The Law of Jeffrey S. Dawson today at 949/861-2191 for a free consultation to discuss your case. Jeff Dawson is a uniquely qualified personal injury lawyer. He has worked on the other side, as well – for the insurance firms, and knows how they think. The advantage of hiring Jeff is that he can give you the much needed peace of mind necessary in any accident claim. Call today.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Dawson
9841 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618