The moments immediately after a car accident can be stressful and confusing. You may not know exactly what happened or what you should do next. One of the first things you should do is assess yourself and any of your passengers for obvious injuries and call 911 if anyone needs immediate medical attention. Next, you should call the police. Some people may think that calling the police after a traffic accident is unnecessary if the injuries or damages are seemingly minor, but there are a number of reasons why you should always call the police following a collision.
You can never be certain of the extent of the damages to your vehicle upon first glance. Even if no paint is chipped and no parts are visibly broken, your vehicle could still have suffered damage that could be expensive to repair. Even a minor accident could damage the body of the vehicle or any of the complex sensors in newer vehicles. If you did not call the police to the scene of the accident, you may be unable to establish fault for the collision, it may be difficult to get insurance companies to cover the costs of repairs.
Most people who get into car accidents do not realize the full extent of their injuries until days or even weeks after the accident. When a particularly stressful or intimidating event happens, a hormone called adrenaline is released into your bloodstream. This hormone has multiple effects on your body, including increased heart rate, dilated pupils, and increased sweat production. One of the more concerning effects, however, is a decreased sense of pain. If the full extent of your injuries does not become apparent until well after the accident, you may struggle to address the costs of your medical treatment. Calling the police can help solidify the fact that your injuries were caused by the car accident.
If you have been in a car accident, you know how much your injuries can affect your life. Many people deal with expensive medical bills and lost wages from time off of work. If your injury is life-altering, you could even lose your ability to work altogether. If you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle collision, you should immediately get in touch with a skilled DuPage County car accident injury attorney. At the Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve. Call our office today at 630-932-9100 to schedule a free consultation.
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