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A Winston Salem Personal Injury Attorney Explains What to Do at a Car Accident Scene June 28, 2016

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A Winston Salem Personal Injury Attorney Explains What to Do at a Car Accident Scene, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

You’re driving along, and suddenly, you’re in a car accident. Personal injury attorney Carl Nagle of the Winston Salem, NC, law firm of Nagle & Associates, PA, wants you to know what to do. The firm’s car accident lawyers represent injured individuals throughout the Triad area and North Carolina.

When a car accident occurs, don’t panic. Stay calm and focused. Check on your passengers and the other vehicle’s occupants if you can. Call 911 for police and medical help, or ask someone to do it for you.

If you can do it safely, move your car to the side of the road. Turn on your hazard lights and raise the car hood to let other drivers know your car is stopped. Take pictures of the scene. To avoid criminal charges, do not leave the accident scene until the police arrive unless you have a medical emergency. Report the crash to your insurance company either at the scene or as soon as possible.

personal injury attorneyDo not admit fault to anyone, because your admissions can be used against you in insurance claims and court proceedings. Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver, and get the names and contact information of passengers and any other witnesses: You may need to give this information to a personal injury attorney later. Ask the police to make an on-the-scene investigation report and get a copy.

Consult a personal injury lawyer to advise you of your rights. If someone else’s actions caused your injuries, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. Personal injury attorney Carl Nagle of Nagle & Associates, PA, is ready to help you to recover what you lost. Attorney Nagle uses his extensive insurance industry experience to protect the rights of seriously injured individuals, with great success.

If you’ve suffered injuries in a car accident, turn to Nagle & Associates, PA, in Winston Salem for help. Call (888) 841-7177 to consult with one of their car accident lawyers, or visit their website for more information.

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