Every day, millions of people get into their vehicle and drive to wherever they need to be. Some of these people are tired or sick and have not slept well. Some of these people are stress and easily distracted. Some of these drivers will use their phone while driving. Others still are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In many of these cases, an accident will occur due to these drivers’ negligence or plain recklessness. In these situations, an Accident Lawyer in Bowie can help.
When an accident occurs
If in an accident, the first thing to do is stop the vehicle and assess the situation. If able, check on the other driver involved. If possible, the vehicles should be moved from the roadway. However, if an injury is involved, it may be a better idea to wait for help. The next step is to call for help. If a phone is within reach, calling 911 is the best option. If unable to get to a phone without causing more issues, call out to anyone near the accident to call 911.
Seek medical care
It is always a good idea to seek medical care immediately after an accident, even if the pain is mild. Even a minor accident can cause serious injuries. Sometimes, the excitement of the accident can mask any pain. If the pain is not felt at the time but felt later, it is important to go to the hospital or the doctor’s office to be checked out. Not only can waiting pose risks to one’s health or even worsen an injury but it can also be more difficult to get help with these costs.
Call an attorney
If an auto accident caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, it is important to know that they are responsible for all costs of damages and injuries that occurred from the accident. An Accident Lawyer in Bowie can help ensure these costs are paid by the at fault party. The attorneys at Jaklitsch Law Group can ensure all costs of the injury, as well as any costs of rehabilitation, are covered by the at fault party. They can even deal with the insurance company to ensure a proper settlement.