Skip to Content

What Should You Do Directly After Being in a Car Accident?

Writing Notes

So, you’ve just been involved in a car accident. It’s a scary situation for anyone involved. Unfortunately now is not the time to react impulsively: you must stay where you are! Never drive away from an accident; even if you are in shock or terrified about the repercussions of an accident, it is imperative to remain calm and stay where you are unless you are blocking traffic. A “hit-and-run” is worse to be involved in than any other accident that may occur, save any accident involving an injury.

In the event of such an injury to yourself, another drive, any passenger, or pedestrian, call 911. Not only will this alert first-responders to your location, but this will also alert police of any potential hazards that may be present at the location of the accident. If you suspect you, the other driver, or any other passengers have received serious injuries from the collision, do not attempt to move or disrupt the scene until emergency services have arrived. Only if you feel well enough to move should you attend to passengers in your car or the other driver, if necessary.

If your car is safe enough to drive and in a hazardous position on the road—such as a highway—try to pull over to the side of the road or the shoulder of the highway in order to avoid further traffic build-up. If there is too much damage on your vehicle, leave the car and make sure you can get yourself and your passengers to safety, away from traffic, to await first-responders.



This information is the most up to date news available as of the date posted. Please be advised that any information posted on the KI Legal Blog or Social Channels is being supplied for informational purposes only and is subject to change at any time. For more information, and clarity surrounding your individual organization or current situation, contact a member of the KI Legal team

KI Legal Personal Injury fights for victims of a wide array of personal injury claims, from Motor Vehicle Accidents to Scaffolding and Ladder Falls to Slip/Trip & Falls, amongst others. By leveraging its multidisciplinary foundation and, with the help of its experienced litigators, KI Legal Personal Injury can fight for the results and compensation that victims deserve without pushing for premature settlements due to financial reasons. This financial paradigm shift swings the pendulum in our favor when it comes to negotiating with insurance carriers, inherently leading to better results for clients. For the latest updates.

Share To: