The steps you take both on the scene of a Bakersfield car accident and in the days and weeks that follow can have a direct impact on your ability to seek damages through a personal injury lawsuit. One of the most important things to remember is that documentation is essential. Whenever possible try to:
- Take multiple pictures of the scene, vehicular damages, and any injuries
- Get the name, license number, insurance, contact, and vehicle information of all involved drivers
- Get the name and contact info from all witnesses
- File a police report
- Contact your insurance company
Be sure to cooperate with all medical and law enforcement personnel, but under no circumstances should you admit fault for the accident.
Following Your Accident
As soon as possible after a car accident you should see your own doctor for a full examination. Some injuries may not be detected on the scene of the accident, but must be diagnosed to help prevent serious medical complications.
You will also want to contact Bakersfield car accident attorney Mickey Fine as soon as you can. Attorney Fine will assess the information you have gathered and perform his own investigation to establish liability and help you determine the most effective way to get the true compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an auto accident, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine or call (661) 333-3333 today to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced Bakersfield car accident attorney.