Rochester car accidents can range from fender-benders to major collisions that cause injuries. When you are involved in any type of Rochester car accident, there are a couple of important things you should do immediately after the accident occurs.
If a Rochester car accident leaves you seriously injured, then your first course of action may be to call for emergency medical assistance. There is nothing more important than your health. You should allow medical professionals to evaluate your physical status instead of assuming you are in good health.
Your next step may be to get insurance information from the other driver. You should also contact the police to get a police report that would include insurance information. In some areas, the police can print the police report onsite. However, in some other areas you will have to go to the police station to collect the report.
If there are any witnesses to your Rochester car accident who would be willing to give their side of the story, get their names and contact information. The police will also pursue witnesses, but they might miss out on someone who saw the accident. Sometimes a witness may leave before the police have arrived. It is a good idea to get as much information from witnesses as you can before leaving the accident scene.
Once the accident scene is cleaned up, evidence will be destroyed. As soon as you are able, it is important to take as many pictures of the accident scene as possible. You may need pictures of the vehicles, the layout of the accident scene, and any special circumstances that could have contributed to the accident. For example, if a stop sign was covered by a tree branch and that contributed to the accident, then you will need to get a picture of the sign before the branch is cut.
Once the accident scene has been cleared and you have collected all of your information, and you are concerned that you are injured, you should go to the doctor. Adrenaline can mask injuries that need attention, so you should get to the doctor as soon as possible.
If you are involved in a Rochester car accident, then please call the professionals at our firm quickly. Our Rochester car accident lawyers will provide the legal advice and representation you need.