Being in a car accident is a traumatic and upsetting moment in life. Anyone that has been in a wreck before, no matter how minor, will tell you the same thing. That moment before the cars collide, where you hold your breath and hope for the best, is terrifying. So when the wreck is over and you are left with the aftermath, it can be tough to know how to proceed. Today, we want to talk about a few frequently asked topics in relation to car accidents.

What should I do after a car accident? In the wake of a car accident, you need to remain calm. You could be in pain, both physically and emotionally. As such, you should take photos of the accident scene and calmly exchange information with other drivers. You should also consult with an attorney if you think civil litigation is appropriate.

What should I do about my insurance company? Your insurance company will need to be informed about the wreck, but before you put an official statement on the record, you should talk to your personal injury attorney. Having that counsel on your side will help you craft the best possible statement that you can give to your insurance company, while also assuring you have legal representation if your rights aren’t being upheld.

How is liability determined? This is a complicated question, and it all depends on the specifics of any case. Again, an attorney will help you in a big way here. If you are in need of representation, consult with Mitchell & Shapiro.