Handling the aftermath of an auto crash

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If you are ever involved in an auto accident, or if you were recently part of a collision, it is essential for you to know which steps to take immediately following the crash. At Abramson Smith Waldsmith, our California law firm is very familiar with the different ways that a collision can shatter your life. However, we also know how important it is for you to identify the smartest course of action following a collision.

Right after the crash, you should make sure that anyone who needs medical care is attended to, that anyone else on the road is alerted and aware of the crash to prevent further problems and that authorities are alerted. Next, you should exchange information with the driver of the other vehicle, if you were involved in an accident with someone else. For example, you should exchange names, insurance information, license plate numbers and drivers’ license numbers.

You may face challenges working with your insurance company after the wreck. Also, you may want to explore any other factors that some people ignore following a motor vehicle accident, such as roads that have not been maintained appropriately. Sadly, there are all sorts of reasons why more people will find themselves in these accidents in the future, from intoxicated driving to weather conditions and speeding, to name just a few.

If you go over to our page on car accidents, you can have a look at more material concerning the consequences of an auto crash and other considerations on this topic.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

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Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

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William B. Smith

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