Most motorists don't know what information to share in the aftermath of an accident.

Most motorists don’t know what information to share in the aftermath of an accident.


You may be a total wreck at the scene of an accident, but don't panic, USAttorneys is there.

You may be a total wreck at the scene of an accident, but don’t panic, USAttorneys is there.


Casper, WY- The Wyoming Department of Transportation reports that 1,645 people were injured in traffic accidents in 2014. A traffic accident can go either way; it can be minor, or it can result in extensive injuries and property damage, and the victims will rightfully want to recover compensation.  But, do you know what information you should share in the aftermath of a traffic accident? Do you know who you should talk to about your collision? Do you know what information you should share?
You may be like most people and answered “No” to those questions. A survey from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) found that most people didn’t know to do after they are involved in a traffic accident. Study participants didn’t realize that they only have to speak to police and didn’t know what personal information they should share. Not knowing those things could harm their accident claim down the road, so USAttorneys wanted to discuss a some of the actions you should take and things you should avoid doing.
If you suffered any injury in a traffic accident, even if you think it is minor, USAttorneys urges you to speak with an injury attorney. Some injuries can impact you in ways you may not anticipate. For instance, a broken leg can leave an accident victim with a limp and chronic pain.
Most importantly, be mindful of the information you share and know that the only person you are legally required to speak to at the scene of an accident is a police officer. You need to tell police what occurred and anything about the crash you can remember so that it can be noted in the accident report. An officer will speak with all parties involved, but you don’t have to and would probably be better off if you didn’t.
Don't get angry or offer too much information if you have been in an accident.

Don’t get angry or offer too much information if you have been in an accident.


Regardless of who is at fault for an accident, you should limit what you say the other motorist involve, or they could use anything you say to deny you the proper amount of compensation. The only information you need to share is you name and auto insurance information. Don’t give out you address or hand them your driver’s license because there are scam artists who use accidents as a pretense to get highly personal information.
Do not apologize to anyone at the accident scene. It’s often a compulsion for people to apologize for something even though they haven’t done anything wrong. An apology can be misinterpreted as an admission of guilt and could be taken out of context to be used to put more liability for a crash on you.
After you get medical attention, the next thing USAttorneys urges you to do is to get legal advice. Our team of accident lawyers in Wyoming will take charge of your injury claim and do all the talking for you, so you don’t have to worry about getting fair compensation. Set up a consultation today.
If you have been in an accident, you don't have to speak to anyone other than a police officer.

If you have been in an accident, you don’t have to speak to anyone other than a police officer.

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