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What should you do if you did not cause an accident?

On Behalf of | Dec 7, 2021 | Blog, Car Accidents |

Physical injuries, damaged property and ongoing financial repercussions can all happen as the result of a car accident in North Carolina. Knowing that you were innocent can exacerbate your frustration.

In a situation where you suffered because of another’s negligence, you may wonder how you can get justice. Reacting appropriately may minimize the likelihood of an inaccurate report and improve your chances of a satisfactory settlement.

Document everything

If your physical condition allows, document everything at the accident scene. U.S. News suggests that you take photographs of more than just the damaged vehicles. Some other details to document include the following:

  • License plates
  • Location
  • Street signs
  • Debris
  • Angle of vehicles

Each of these details can provide telling evidence as investigators work to identify a conclusion. You should also make note of witness reports, as well as the other driver’s insurance and contact information. Store all of the evidence you have in an accessible place. Once complete, you can add an official accident report to your records.

Speak carefully

You may not even think twice when authorities ask you what happened as you begin spilling your version of events. However, think carefully about what you choose to share. Never assume fault. Strictly explain what happened without including observations of what caused the outcome. Allow investigators and insurance adjusters to reach their own conclusion about what transpired.

If you face legal repercussions for an accident you did not cause, you may need to hire an attorney to represent you. Working with a legal professional can help you identify a strategy to help you get the compensation you deserve for the damages you sustained in an accident that was not your doing.

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