DO...STOP AT ONCE.
If in a wreck, stop as close to the scene of impact as possible.
DO...HELP THE INJURED.
Don't move him or her unless you know what you are doing. Try to make them as comfortable as possible without further injury. Immediately call the fastest available doctor, paramedic or ambulance.
DO...STAY AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT.
Warn on-coming vehicles with the blinking lights of the vehicle, or use flares, flashlight, or reflectors, using precaution for your own safety.
DO...CALL THE POLICE EVEN IF NO INJURIES ARE VISIBLE.
To protect your rights, even if you are not hurt, call the police. As attorneys, James K. Wetzel, P.A. have had clients who failed to call the police. When injuries were later realized, this caused great difficulty in proving the facts. No police report could seriously hurt a recovery of damages.
DO...HELP THE POLICE.
Stay at the scene of the accident until the police arrive. Give the officer all the facts as to what happened not your opinion or thoughts. Think before you speak. Remember that any statement you make may be used as an admission. Do not admit fault. You have the legal right to consult with an attorney. Call James K. Wetzel when you have an emergency. No charge to you for calling.
DO...GET NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF WITNESS.
Keep a pad and pen in the glove compartment of your car (next to this pamphlet) for just this purpose.
DO...WRITE IT DOWN.
Make notes on exactly what caused the accident. (1) Using foot steps, measure the exact distances of skid marks and other factors relative to the accident. Write this down. (2) Write down landmarks as to where the cars hit each other and where they stopped. (3) Write down what the extent of the damages to each vehicle involved in the accident and where the damage is.
DO...SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.
If anybody in your car is injured, seek medical attention at an emergency room or call your family chiropractor or physician.
DO...CALL YOUR ATTORNEY.
If the accident caused any injuries to you, your family, or a passenger in your car, call us. James K. Wetzel, P.A. can help you. No charge to you unless a recovery is made.
Copy the other drivers name, address, license number, vehicle registration number.
DON'T...LEAVE THE SCENE.
This is against the law. It may be taken as an admission of guilt. Unless injuries require a hospital visit, stay until the police come and information is exchanged.
Keep notes and information to yourself. Do not sign anything. Statements you make can be used as an admission of fault. Make no statement without first consulting your attorney. Call James K. Wetzel, P.A. immediately to protect your rights.
DON'T...TALK TO ANY INSURANCE COMPANY BEFORE CALLING YOUR ATTORNEY.
Do not give a recorded statement to any insurance company, not even your own, until you speak with your attorney. Often statements are used against you. When representing accident victims, James K. Wetzel, P.A. has often had to fight hard to overcome innocent statements distorted by the injured clients or the wrongdoers insurance company. Call us before you talk to any insurance adjuster, even your own company.
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