What to do after a car accident

Ross Rothenberg is a car accident attorney. He offers numerous tips on what to do after a car accident on this YouTube video.

The first and most pressing thing to do after a car accident is to check for injuries.


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If anyone involved in the accident is injured, you should call 911 and ask for an ambulance. The operator will dispatch an EMS crew to the scene as you speak to them. However, you should give them as much detail about where you are and the extent of the injuries as you can.

Under no circumstances should you leave the scene of the accident before the police arrive. You should get the name and badge numbers of the police officers who responded to the call.

Before you leave the scene, you should get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of everyone involved in the accident and the people who witnessed it. Be sure to take photos of the accident scene and the damage done to the vehicles.

Seek medical care. And finally, make sure you speak to your lawyer before you report the accident to the insurance company. You should never speak to the insurance company of the other driver.

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