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Navigating the Aftermath: What To Do After a Pedestrian Accident

Being a pedestrian is a common mode of transportation for many people across the globe. However, as much as it is convenient, pedestrian accidents can occur and leave victims with life-threatening injuries. If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, it can be a confusing and daunting time, but knowing what to do after the accident can make all the difference. This blog will guide you through what to do after a pedestrian accident.

Seek Medical Attention

The first critical step after being involved in a pedestrian accident is to seek medical attention immediately. Even if you think you are okay, a medical professional should check you out to ensure you don’t have any underlying injuries or internal damage. You may even be in shock, which is normal, and the medical professional can help manage this. Get a copy of your medical records to ensure that you have evidence of the injuries you sustained.

Contact the Police and Document the Accident

After sustaining injuries in an accident, the next critical step is to contact the police. This is important as the police will create a report of the accident indicating who was at fault. Ensure that you provide accurate information and get a copy of the police report for your records. Take photographs of the scene of the accident, which will be helpful in reconstructing the incident.

Gather Information

Obtaining information about the driver or any other parties involved in the accident is essential. Record their contact information, driver’s license numbers, and insurance details. Get the contact details of witnesses who were present during the accident and collect their statements. Additionally, collect information about the time, location, and weather conditions during the accident. This information will be helpful when filing a personal injury claim.

Contact an Attorney

After securing your safety, the next step is to contact a pedestrian accident attorney, also known as a personal injury attorney, who has handled a case like yours before. They can guide you through the legal process and help you file a personal injury claim. With the assistance of a personal injury attorney, you can recover damages for your injuries, medical bills, and other losses.

Contact Your Insurance Company

After sustaining injuries in an accident, it’s important to contact your insurance company and inform them about the incident. You should do this even if you are not at fault. Report everything that occurred, and ensure that you are honest with your insurer.

Being involved in a pedestrian accident is a traumatic experience. In the aftermath of such an event, knowing what to do is crucial. Seek medical attention first before doing anything else, and then contact the police to create a report. Gather information from the driver and any witnesses present. Contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury claims and inform your insurance company about the accident. With the information provided in this blog, navigating the aftermath of a pedestrian accident will be made much easier.

This article is from Brooke Chaplan, a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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