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What you do after an accident matters

After a car accident, what you do in the seconds, hours and days following matter. The steps you take and the things you say can have a direct impact on the success of a potential claim you may have in the future. It is beneficial to know what to do to protect yourself and shield your interests. 

If your accident was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another Connecticut driver, you have the right to pursue appropriate compensation for your losses, as well as your emotional trauma. Knowing how to proceed after a personal injury incident can strengthen any potential claim you may file in the future.

The first steps after a crash

The aftermath of a car crash can be confusing and overwhelming. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. Taking a few simple steps in the immediate aftermath can be greatly beneficial if it is appropriate to file a civil claim in the future. Some of the basic steps you can take include the following: 

  • Stay at the scene of the accident. Check on others involved in the crash and call an ambulance if a person needs emergency medical attention.
  • After you call the appropriate authorities, it is beneficial to exchange information with others involved in the accident. This includes witnesses who saw the accident occur.
  • It is smart to keep track of any medical care you need. This includes taking pictures of injuries and documenting any type of medicine, treatment and medical support you need.

These are just some of the ways you can protect your interests after a car accident. One of the smartest steps to take is to seek help as soon as possible. You do not have to walk through the aftermath of an accident alone.

Fighting for your rights as a victim

As an accident victim who suffered because of another driver's recklessness or negligence, you have certain rights. This includes the right to seek financial compensation through a civil claim against the liable party.

If you think you have grounds for a civil claim, you will find it helpful to seek a complete evaluation of your case and explanation of the legal options that are available to you. The documentation gathered and steps you took after the accident, including having medical records and pictures of the accident scene, can be greatly beneficial as you work to build your claim for appropriate compensation.

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