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What Should I Do After A Car Accident - (18 Things to Do After a Auto Accident)

Posted by G. Randolph Rice, Jr. on October 9, 2013

What Should I Do After A Car Accident in Maryland

Car Accident Lawyer in MarylandIf you've been injured in a car accident in Maryland, you should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon after the accident to discuss your options and rights. Call the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900 for immediate personal injury help.  At the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, the focus is on you healing and letting their attorneys worry about the insurance company and your compensation.  You can also contact the office by email at ricelawmd@gmail.com.

18 Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Maryland

  1. Stay Calm, Don't argue or yell at or with the other driver(s).
  2. Do not move any vehicles until the police arrive and able to access the positions of the vehicles.
  3. If you are on the expressway, you may want to move the vehicles from the travel lanes, but you want to make sure other people have witnessed the positions of the vehicles.
  4. Ask someone to call 911 or call 911 with your own cell phone.  Make sure you give the operator the exact location and do no make any admissions to the operator.
  5. Do not make any statements on your injuries until you visit a doctor or hospital.  If you are injured, ask to be taken to the hospital by the ambulance.
  6. Note any causes of the accident such as road hazards or other vehicles.
  7. If you have a camera in the car or on your phone, take pictures of the accident scene as well as damage to all vehicles.
  8. Take as many pictures as possible.
  9. When the police arrive, be pleasant and calmly explain what happened.
  10. Speak slowly with the police officer(s) and don't admit fault.
  11. Do not make any guesses on speed or time.
  12. Do not say it was your fault.
  13. If you smell alcohol on the breath of the other driver or if you saw the driver switch seats with another passenger, make the police officer aware of that fact.
  14. Give the police officer all of your information and make sure you get the names, addresses, phone numbers and insurance information for the other driver.
  15. If a stranger appears and offers to drive you to a doctor or lawyer's office, don't accept and immediately report this fact to the police.
  16. If you receive a ticket from the police officer, don't argue, that can be resolved in Court.
  17. Make sure you get as much information from the other driver including information from the other driver's vehicle.
  18. Talk to an experience car accident lawyer in Maryland, contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900 for immediate legal advise.

A car accident can be devastating, don't let it consume your life.  Let our office handle the legal work and allow yourself to heal.


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