What To Do If You Are In A Multiple Car Accident By Tod Aronovitz | 09/14/18 | 0 Comment
A brief guide on what to do if you are in a multiple or chain reaction car accident in Miami
Car accidents happen even to the best drivers and some accidents set off a chain of collisions. These are often confusing and chaotic moments but there are several important steps to take if you are in a chain reaction car accident.
Make sure everyone at the scene of the accident is safe
Stay calm and maintain situational awareness. Without putting yourself in further harm, try to alert oncoming traffic if a change in traffic patterns is necessary to avoid the scene of the accident, and make sure those involved in the accident are aware of traffic while assessing their vehicles and passengers. Find out how many people were involved in the accident and ensure they are all accounted for. Assess if anyone needs medical attention and call for medical assistance if necessary.
Call police to the scene of the accident
Police serve multiple important purposes at the scene of an accident. Police can secure the scene of the accident, redirect traffic, and document the scene and events in a police report.
Take photographs at the scene of the accident
Photograph any visible evidence of what happened before, during, and after the accident. Photographs can reveal driving directions and patterns, road and weather conditions, and whether there is construction nearby. Skid marks, damage to vehicles and property, as well as visible injuries should be photographed from multiple angles. Additional lighting may be necessary for important details to be revealed in the photographs so try to have several photographs taken from different angles and perspectives.
Exchange insurance information with all parties involved in the accident
It is important for you to have a copy of every driver’s and vehicle’s insurance information. You can take a photo of the front and back of their insurance cards or write the information down.
You should report the accident to your insurance company and contact a Miami personal injury attorney at Aronovitz Law, the car accident lawyers Miami trusts. A multiple vehicle accident lawyer knows how to navigate Florida state laws, such as the pure comparative negligence standard, to determine liability. With a good lawyer on your side, Aronovitz Law can help you understand and determine your best course of action.