Auto accidents are one of the most common reasons for the death and injuries of Americans. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been 2,791 fatalities caused by traffic accidents in 2011. This means a 71-fatality increase from 2010. While this may be a relatively low increase, a car accident lawyer points out that this is the first time that there is an increase in vehicle crash fatalities recorded since 2007.
More than the loss of lives, automotive crashes have caused millions of dollars of damage to property. This is why a California auto accident lawyer wants to remind everyone that anybody can file a personal injury claim after falling victim for such mishaps. However, to successfully win your claims you have to present enough and strong pieces of evidence to back up your claim when you file for one. But how do you prepare for the filing of your complaint?
To increase your chances of winning your claim, your first actions after the accident happened will be critical. So how can you ensure your victory should you file a claim?
- Call the police immediately.
- Get immediate treatment for your injuries.
- Give accurate and complete information about the accident to the authorities.
- Get the names and contact details of the other party.
- Talk to your insurance agent.