Getting in a car accident is something we all hope to avoid, although it’s not always possible. Even when we drive our best and take all the necessary precautions, we can’t control the way other people on the road drive. You may be the best driver around, but you could still wind up in the middle of an accident. Below are the steps you should take if you are ever in this situation so that you can get the assistance you need.
Assess the Damage
The first thing you want to do is assess any damage done to you and to the car. If you feel any serious pain anywhere in your body it may be best to stay still in case you’ve been injured. However, you should also assess the vehicle, because staying put isn’t always the safest route. If you smell gas leaking or see fire, do your best to get out of your vehicle if you can. Agitating an injury is less likely to kill you than your car being engulfed in flames.
Once you’re safely out of your vehicle, you should pr