Kelly & West Attorneys
Stress 5 Steps To Take
After A Rear-End
Kelly & West Attorneys, personal injury lawyers located in
Lillington, North Carolina, highlight the five most important steps
to take when involved in rear-end collisions.
According to The National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration rear-end collisions
are one the most common type of
car accident in the US.
In the unfortunate case that you have been in a rear-end collision, you
should be aware of what steps to take directly following the accident, and
who to call if you have suffered any losses.
Call the police. Call 911 and have a police
officer come to the scene. A police report
will create documentation of the collision
and will also detail how the accident
occurred and who is at fault.
Seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think you are hurt,
be sure to get medical attention just to sure that you're really
Some injuries are not immediately
obvious, such as internal injuries,
so you want to be sure that you do
not have a major problem and don’t
Exchange information and speak to witnesses. If both drivers cooperate
and are willing to talk, you can exchange contact information so the claim
may be more easily resolved.
Share insurance company names and
write down the information about that
person’s vehicle. If there are any
witnesses, collect their information and
ask if they can provide a statement.
Take photos. Get images of both cars and the scene if you can.
You want to make sure to take photos that document the damage
to your car, both up close and from a distance.
We recommend that you take photos of
the other car also as this may be the
only chance you get to obtain these
photos. Also, be sure to take pictures
of the scene and any marks on the
Contact a personal injury law firm, such as Kelly & West. This is one of the
most important steps. A personal injury attorney can help you gain the
compensation you deserve from the accident.
We will be there to guide you through the
process and make sure you ar