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What do I do after a car accident?

If you have been in a car accident, you may be rattled and scared and unsure of what to do next. Keeping your cool can come down to knowing just a couple of steps to take that will protect your interests while making sure everyone involved gets the medical attention they need. Once you have successfully managed the accident itself, you will be in a good position to meet with a New Haven car accident lawyer to discuss your case.

Three Steps Immediately Following an Accident

Taking care of yourself and your loved ones following an auto accident can be overwhelming, but if you keep in mind these three steps, you will be positioned to protect yourself.

  • First and foremost, call 911 to get police and needed emergency medical personnel to the scene. Make sure everyone in your vehicle gets medical attention for their injuries.
  • Cooperate fully with the police to make sure the accident report is accurate and factual. Keep thorough and accurate records of everything having to do with the accident including contact information from witnesses, photographs of the cars and the scene, receipts for repairs or expenses, and any medical bills.
  • Do not discuss the accident with anyone, including your own insurance company, until you have met with a lawyer.

If you or a loved one has been injured in car accident, please call 203-878-1254 or contact Penner Law Firm today for your consultation with an experienced New Haven car accident lawyer. 

Common Causes of Car Accidents

There are many possible causes for car accidents in Connecticut, but some of the more common factors include:

  • drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • drivers who are tired or distracted
  • poor visibility or other adverse weather conditions
  • objects on the road or badly maintained roads
  • tire blowouts or mechanical failures

Most accidents are preventable through conscientious driving and safe habits, but a car accident that is the result of negligence or recklessness of another driver may entitle you to compensation. Call our experienced Connecticut car accident attorneys today at 203-878-1254 for your free consultation.  

Connecticut Car Accidents

Distracted driving is on the rise, and it includes anything that takes the driver’s attention from the road. Common examples are texting or talking on a cell phone, applying makeup, eating or drinking, changing the radio station, or looking at GPS.

Other causes of Connecticut car accidents include driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, aggressive driving, or even driving while too tired. The choice to get behind the wheel in any of these situations can have deadly consequences, and the person who does so is responsible for any harm that comes from that choice.

For your free consultation with a Connecticut car accident attorney, please contact Penner Law Firm today.