If you have never been in a car accident, you may be witness to one someday. Eyewitnesses are extremely important when it comes to car accidents. They are usually the first to call authorities, administer first aid, and give accounts as to what actually happened.
The importance of being prepared could help you save a life or put a criminal behind bars. That is why we have compiled some helpful tips on what to do if you witness an accident. First, before you approach a vehicle, make sure there is no immediate danger to yourself. Often times after accidents, fluids will leak from the vehicles involved that are highly flammable. If you feel there is no danger, approach the vehicle and be aware that trying to move anyone may aggravate any injuries sustained after the crash, such as a traumatic brain injury. Call emergency services. You may be asked about the status of the victims and how long ago the crash occurred. Be sure to note the details surrounding the cause of the crash, such as weather conditions, damage that occurred, behavior of those involved and location.
Often times eye witnesses are necessary to testify against a negligent or distracted driver so you may be a victim’s hope. If you have been involved in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, please call our national accident attorney at (866) 377-3800 and let us know what happened. We are here to help you.
[Tom’s Tips: If you happen to have a camera with you when witnessing a crash, take pictures of the accident site.]
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