Are you planning on taking a road trip with friends or family this spring? Road trips have always held a special meaning for our family. They have accounted for some of my most fond memories with my wife and 2 children, and making sure that we arrived at our destination safe has always been a top priority.
As a personal injury attorney, my experience has shown me the importance of being fully prepared for any situation on the road.
Let’s face it, accidents happen. The events that immediately follow an accident are extremely important. If you are involved in an accident, be sure to turn on your hazard lights and pull over to a safe spot on the side of the road, if possible. Check all passengers for injuries to see if anyone needs immediate treatment.
Don’t forget to document any damage to your vehicle. I suggest using the camera on your phone to take photos or a video and narrate the damages on any vehicles involved. Notify the police of your incident and make sure to write down your police report number. Take down as much information about the other drivers and be sure it is all current. This includes driver’s license, full name, current address, insurance policy number, and license plate. Take photos of the other driver’s license and insurance information with your mobile phone. There is a more detailed list here on the DMV website.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury in an accident caused by spring driving conditions, please contact me for information about your rights.
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