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What to Do After a Car Accident

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Car accidents can be overwhelming, but knowing the steps to take immediately afterward can help protect your rights and ensure a smoother legal process.

First, check for injuries and call 911 if necessary. Safety is the top priority, so ensure everyone involved receives appropriate medical attention. Next, document the scene by taking photos and gathering information from all parties involved, including contact details and insurance information.

It’s essential to report the accident to the police and obtain a copy of the police report. This document will be crucial when filing insurance claims or pursuing legal action. Notify your insurance company as soon as possible to start the claims process.

Avoid discussing the accident details with anyone other than the police, your insurance company, and your lawyer. Anything you say can be used against you later. It’s best to consult with a legal professional before making any statements.

Lastly, consider seeking legal advice. An experienced car accident attorney can help you navigate the complexities of insurance claims and potential lawsuits, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

For more guidance and expert legal support, visit Slagle & Kotnik Law.

Larry V. Slagle

Larry V. Slagle

Larry is married, parent of four children and grandfather of seven. He and his wife, Maude, actively participate and serve in numerous professional, civic and charitable activities and organizations that make Stark County a better place to live, work and raise our families.

Don Kotnik

Don Kotnik

Don Kotnik was born and raised in Bascom, Ohio a little town in Northwest, Ohio. He was one of seven children and was taught at a young age that there was no substitute for hard work and determination. After graduating from Bowling Green State University (1987), Don went on to law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.

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