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What Happens After The Car Accident

  • Published: April 8, 2013

Drivers should not tow away their vehicles from the crash scene for maximum safety instead of driving them after the collision.

Stay Safe After The Car Crash

A car accident may result in sometimes minor and sometimes severe physical injuries, property damages, and emotional distress. Usually, drivers following a car collision are not in the right frame of mind.

Physical injuries, vehicle damage, and emotional trauma should be assessed carefully before leaving the accident spot. For safety purposes, it is best to have the car towed away from the crash scene.

Physical and Emotional Injuries

Even minor fender benders in a car accident often result in the physical as well as emotional distress for the drivers and other passengers. The physical injuries are examined by the medical expert right away.

Certain injuries from an accident require a long time to heal with bed rest and medications. To deal with anxiety and depression, the victim might specialist help to deal with the emotional trauma.

The stress level increases and driving become unsafe when a driver operates the vehicle under these emotional and physical conditions.

Vehicle Damages    

The car accident often results in major or minor vehicle damage. Even in a minor accident, the car body, engine components, frame, steering, wheels, and braking system can suffer major damage. A person should take the following steps before operating a car that was involved in a wreck:

  • Check for hidden faults: After the car crash, there may be some hidden damages to the vehicle. If the car shows some problem to start, this may indicate damage to the engine.

The driver must be careful of explosions or fire if there is a smell of gas, fluid leaks, flames, smoke or strange noise. It is absolutely not safe to drive a vehicle with hidden damage.

  • Check for visible damages: Take a walk around the car to look for visible damages such as broken windshields, bent wheels, dents, front-end damage, damaged tires, and loose bumpers. Rather than driving, it is best to tow the car in case any damage is visible.

In short, it’s a wrong attempt to drive away from the car crash scene. Taking the car away to a mechanic or a safe location is best. First, the driver involved in the car crash should focus on seeking medical attention then deal with property repairs and damages.

Speak To A Car Accident Attorney

Getting into the car wreck can be a stressful and frightening experience. Do not let the car crash turn your world upside down. Put the car accident case in the right hands of an experienced car accident attorney.

At Car Accident King, the lawyers help the car accident claimant to file the personal injury case to get recovery for:

  • Medical bills
  • Long-term care
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost earning capacity

They also assist their clients in pursuing a wrongful death claim against the party at-fault to get them justice and provide a secure future to their families as well.