The Steps You Need To Take Following a Car Accident

Car Accident Millions of car accidents occur every year just in the United States alone. Being involved in an accident can be tricky, nerve-wracking, and stressful, so it is important to know what to do if you’ve been in one. Here are the steps you need to take following a car accident to ensure your safety.

What You Need To Do

Whether you’ve been involved in a minor accident or a major one, it is important to follow these steps to ensure everyone’s safety. These steps can also help validate your claim and hold the person responsible for causing the accident.


Check up on everyone in your vehicle, including yourself, and account for any and every injury. Safety is the number one priority, which means everything else can wait. If you’re not injured, and if you’re able to, drive your car off to the side of the road to take yourself out of more danger. Turn on your hazard lights to alert other passing drivers to slow down.

Contact The Authorities

Once you’re out of danger, it is important to contact the authorities. Once the police arrive, take down the officer’s badge numbers, names, and contact information. It is also important to ask for a copy of the accident report. This can help with your legal claim later on.

Collect Information

It is important to collect the information of all those involved in the accident, especially the other driver. Collect information such as the driver’s name, address, phone number, insurance, license number, etc. This can help with your legal claim later on as well.

Document The Scene

Once all the important information has been obtained, it is important to document the scene. This can be done with your smartphone. Take pictures of everything, including the position of the cars, a close-up of the damage, and more. It is also important to note the street names and the direction both vehicles were going. Doing all of the above can help you with your court case.

Contact Us Today!

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, Holder Susan Slusher LLC can help you with your case. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help and know what exactly to do. We are dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve. If you need help with a car accident legal case or need legal guidance or advice, give us a call at 573-499-1700 to schedule your consultation. You can also visit us at for more information.

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