What To Do After A Car Accident

Directens is the nation’s leading supplier of at home pain relief modalities for victims of motor vehicle accidents.  Some of our top products to reduce your pain after an accident include TENS units, and electrode conductive garments. Go to www.directens.com if you are a victim of a MVA.  We can help!!!

At Directens, our team is always concerned for the health and well-being of our clients, their friends, and families.  We’d like to pass along the following tips that can help guide you through the most important decisions you have to consider if you or a loved you is, unfortunately, involved in an accident.

During such a stressful event, certain questions always arise: Should I go to the hospital? Should I call the police? Should I move my car? When should I call my insurance? Who’s fault is it?  Hopefully, the following tips will help you!

 

If you’re not a doctor, get check out!!!

Immediately following a car accident, consider taking the following actions:

Get checked for injuries. If you’re injured, call 911 or ask someone else to do so. If you’re seriously injured, try not to move, and wait for emergency personnel.  Remember you may not think you are hurt.  Don’t second guess yourself.  Get checked out!

Get any passengers checked for injuries too.  Ask a bystander to call for help.

Get to safety if you’re able to, either on the side of the road or on a sidewalk. If your car is safe to drive and is causing a hazard where it is, pull it to the side of the road. Otherwise, leave it where it is and get yourself to safety.

Wait for help. Turn off your engine, turn on your hazard lights and use road flares to warn other vehicles to slow down.

 

Notify Authorities

Call the police. Whether an accident is considered a minor fender-bender or a major collision, calling the police is important — and in some states, it’s legally required.

Notify your insurer. At your earliest convenience, contact your insurance company.  This is not the #1 priority, but needs to be accomplished.

 

Document the Accident

Avoid discussing fault when going over the facts with the other driver. Only speak with your lawyer and the police about the details of the accident.

In order to protect yourself, the Insurance Information Institute (III) also recommends taking the following steps:

  • Identify the officers. Once the police arrive, get the name and badge number of all responding officers.
  • Get a copy. Ask the police officers present where you can obtain a copy of their accident report.
  • Take pictures. Document the accident thoroughly by taking snapshots from different angles, showing the damage done to both cars.
  • Take names. Write down the names and addresses of all parties involved, including any passengers in the other vehicle.
  • Talk to witnesses. If there were any witnesses to the accident, take down their names and their contact information, as well.

Exchange Info

Once you’ve filed the report with the police officer, exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver before you leave. According to the III, the most important information includes:

  • Full name and contact information
  • Insurance company and policy number
  • Driver’s license and license plate number
  • Type, color and model of vehicle
  • Location of accident

An accident can leave even the most seasoned driver frazzled.  Always remember your health and the health of others involved is of utmost importance.   By following the above steps, you can feel reassured that your accident will be handled quickly and correctly.

Always remember, www.directens.com, is a leading DME company that can provide you with all your at home pain relief needs.  We are here to help you.   If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, schedule an appointment with your doctor and visit www.directens.com to see how we can help with your pain.

DME products including: cervical collars, back braces, knee braces, supports, EMS, TENS units, conductive garments, etc. can be provided to you  at little or no cost!