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You were just in an accident. What should you do now?

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No on ever wants to be involved in a car accident, but sometimes you don't have that choice. Sometimes, the accident comes to you. Another driver was reckless or made a mistake, and as a result -- BAM! -- your car is wrecked and you are in a daze. Now the most critical thing that you need to be considering is how you should handle yourself in the moments immediately following that meeting of metal.

The two most important things you can do initially are stay calm and remain at the scene. Some people will get scared and try to flee the scene of the accident, and this is a terrible idea. It is a criminal act to leave the scene of an accident. You also shouldn't get angry and upset at the other driver. This will only drive tensions higher, and they will already be high after a car accident.

Once you remain at the scene and keep your emotions in check, you need to check on the other drivers involved in the crash. Call 911 if necessary. If the accident isn't too bad and you are able to walk around, then you should investigate the crash scene to the best of your ability. Take photos of the crash scene and talk to witnesses (if they are willing to talk to you about the crash and supply statements).

Ultimately, if the crash is causing you a legal nightmare, then you should get in touch with an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you and help you with your accident.

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