Fender benders can happen without notice. Indeed, they happen all of the time, all over the City.
There are many reasons why fender bender accidents occur:
Distracted driving, following someone on the road too closely, traveling too fast, inattention, etc…. Even mother nature creates unfavorable conditions that can cause fender benders.
Thankfully, most fender bender accidents are minor and serious injury isn’t always the outcome, but injuries can and do occur in these accidents.
What happens if you are in a fender bender accident--do you know what to do?
We’ve compiled a few simple tips to follow to keep you calm and to protect your rights.
- Make sure you feel okay. If you don’t, or are not sure, seek medical assistance immediately. See your PCP, and urgent care or emergency room to get checked out. Better to be safe than sorry.
- Call the police. A record of what happened is needed and can be useful (and sometimes needed) when dealing with insurance companies down the road.
- Take PICTURES. Scenes of accidents change all the time. Make sure you take pictures with your smartphone if possible. Documenting your car accident can help you down the road.
- Call an experienced car accident attorney. You might think it’s not needed, but it most often is. Dealing with an insurance company can be very tricky and difficult.
Remember, having the right attorney can and will make all the difference in your claim. Don’t guess. Get the facts and peace of mind you need. Even the odds, with experience on your side.