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What to do if you're involved in a crash

If there is one thing that you can count on, it's that you're going to know someone who has been involved in a car crash. That person might even be you.

Car crashes are unpredictable, and they happen every single day. Whether it's 2:00 in the morning or the middle of the rush hour, crashes happen.

As a driver, you need to know what to do if you're involved in an accident. Here are three tips that can help:

1. Get your vehicle to the side of the road

The first thing that you should remember is that you need to move your vehicle to the side of the road, if you can, immediately. Unless your vehicle is completely disabled, moving it to the side of the road is necessary to prevent further crashes.

2. Call for emergency care

The next step is not to get mad and yell at the other driver. Instead, call 911 immediately. If there are injuries or there is significant damage to your vehicle, you need to call for emergency help. This allows you to report the accident and to get everyone medical care.

3. Speak with your attorney

Finally, speak with your attorney about the crash. Your attorney will be able to talk to you about settlements and what you should expect for the kinds of injuries that you have.

Our website has more on what to do if you're involved in a crash and what you should do after you've received medical care and are looking into making a claim. The right support at this trying time can make a difference in the outcome.

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