Calling 911 After a Car Accident is Important
As personal injury attorneys in Beverly Hills, we recommend always calling 911. The worst that can happen is they tell you your situation is not an emergency. Whether the dispatcher decides to call a patrol car to your area or not, you can’t be too careful. Plus, don’t assume a bystander will call for you.
Here are a few more reasons to call 911 after you’ve been in a car accident.
In Case There Are Injuries
911.gov recommends calling 911 whether there are injuries or not. It’s better to be safe than sorry. If someone involved in the crash even has what appears to be a minor injury, a medical expert should be the one to determine the extent of the damage. There are plenty of injuries that are not even noticeable or visible immediately after an accident, like Whiplash.
To Document Everything
Yes, even in the body camera and traffic camera era, there are still plenty of car accidents that are not caught on tape. By calling 911, you help establish the accident timeline and key details of the collision. With the adrenalin people feel after car crashes, it is easy to get tunnel vision and forget which direction that third car came from or whether you saw a turn signal.
Preserve the Scene
If you were involved in a serious crash, emergency responders can help preserve the evidence and conduct an investigation as to what happened and why. Never assume the other driver won’t sue (or counter-sue) and that they might not change their tune after leaving the scene of the accident. Document everything!
Our Beverly Hills Injury Lawyers Are Here to Help Accident Victims
Our team of dedicated Beverly Hills injury lawyers works hard to get our clients the most compensation possible after car accidents. Read our testimonials and see for yourself. Call us at 310.478.5800 or submit our contact form today.