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Why You Must Exchange Information Following an Accident

The After-Accident Procedure

After an accident occurs, there are certain procedures that must be followed. You have to ensure you are and no one else is hurt, you need to move your vehicles off the road, you need to call authorities if they are needed, and finally, you must exchange information with the other driver in the accident. The step of exchanging information is small, but it's important, because having this information is crucial to the steps after the accident.

Following an accident, there is lots of paperwork, phone calls, and acts of figuring out responsibility in the accident that must be done, all of which are near impossible without this information. While getting this information might seem tedious, it's important to have it for you, your insurance, and your personal injury lawyer, should you end up needing one later on.

Why You Must Exchange Information

Thumbnail image for car accident.jpgExchanging information with the person you were in an accident with is incredibly important, and it should be done as soon as possible following the accident. You need to exchange information with the other driver or drivers involved for a number of reasons, some of which includes:

Having a point of contact following the accident: It's important following an accident that a point of contact has been established. Whether this contact be with the person involved or through the insurance of the person involved, being able to be in contact with the other participant in your accident is important so that you can be up to date with what's going on and what the next step of the process is. This contact information is also important in case you need to take legal action.

Knowing who will be responsible for paying your bills: If you are not responsible for the accident, you need to know who will be responsible for the bills that come following the incident. By having this information at hand, you can ensure that you will know who to follow up with as bills begin to come in, that way you are not left in debt until you can find the responsible party.

Ensuring your bills will be paid: Despite it being illegal in most states, plenty of people still drive without insurance. If you are hit and injured by someone who does not have insurance, you need to have their contact information so that you do not end up paying bills that you should not be responsible for. Never allow someone to leave until all information has been given and confirmed.

If at any accident a driver refuses to give their information to you, call the authorities. It is important you get this information so that all parties are held responsible, that way no one is left with bills due to an unfair situation.

New York and New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers

After an accident occurs and you are injured, you will need to call a personal injury lawyer who knows what to do for you. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law, we can provide you with a lawyer who will take your case to court to get you the compensation you need following your accident. Call our offices now to see how we can help you at (800) 469-6476.

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