If you are driving down the road in Bakersfield, minding your own business, and you see a car accident, do you know what to do? Keep reading to learn about three ways you can help someone who has just been in a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
1. Call for Help
Before you do anything else, stop and call for help. Get emergency assistance. Give the dispatcher as much information as you can about where you are and the specifics of the accident. Tell the dispatcher about any noticeable threats to anyone’s immediate safety. Call for help even if it appears that others are doing so. They may be in shock and calling a loved one. They may be calling the police but unable to describe where they are. Call for help and give accurate information to the dispatcher.
2. Check on Those Who Were Involved in the Accident
If it is safe to do so, check on the victims of the accident. Remember that you should never put yourself in danger just to help someone else. If it is safe to approach the scene, do so. Do not move anyone unless they are in immediate danger. If they have a spinal cord injury and they are moved, more harm than good could be done. However, if there is a fire, the vehicle is in water, or there is another immediate danger, then you should move the victim to save their life.
3. Be a Good Witness
If you saw the entirety of the accident, or part of it, then your witness testimony can be essential. Give your name and phone number to the parties involved or the police. When you get home, write down everything you remember about the accident. This should include the time the accident occurred, where it happened, what the weather conditions were, and anything else you can remember. Even if you believe that you will never forget what happened, you may be surprised what time can do.
1 Way to Help Yourself if You Are Involved in a Car Accident
If you have been involved in a car accident, once you are safe and have gotten medical attention there is just one step to take: Contact a personal injury attorney. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we can offer a free legal consultation. During this consultation you can give us the basic facts about what happened, what your injuries were, and what evidence you have.
If we decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingency basis that assures you do not have to pay us a cent for your legal fees until we win your case. If we do not win it then we do not get paid. Call us now at 800-333-0000 to get started.