When you’re in a car crash, you need to know what to do immediately. Most people realize that the first step is to call 911 if there are serious injuries involved, but when injuries are less obvious or one party is trying to avoid the police, they may try not to call.

The fact is that calling for emergency support is an essential first step if you’re injured. This starts the process of getting you the help you need, but it also helps you establish a time frame for when you were hurt and shows that you needed medical attention.

What should you do after you get to the hospital?

After you get to the hospital, the most important thing to do is to listen to your medical team. At this point, your priority is your health. However, once you’re stable, the police may come to take a report. Remember not to admit fault or to say anything that would suggest that the crash was a result of your actions. That’s for the insurance companies to decide.

Don’t forget to talk to your attorney, too

Finally, reach out to your attorney. When you talk to your attorney, they will be able to explain to you the different steps of making an insurance claim or starting a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may want your attorney to negotiate a settlement or help represent you in court.

Our website has more information on what you can do after you’ve been involved in a serious car crash. There is support for you when you need it.