Here are five quick tips, for what you should do at the scene, if you are in a car accident in Kansas:
Remain at the scene. If you need emergency medical care, take care of yourself first. Where possible, do not leave the car accident scene before exchanging information with the driver (i.e. insurance and driver's license information). Ask witnesses to remain there too. Remember, leaving the scene of an accident can sometimes be considered a crime;
Remain calm and call for police assistance. If it is an emergency, call 911. If not, alert the local police of the accident and following the dispatchers directions. Get the report number and badge number from the reporting officer;
Take pictures and get witness(es) information. Nothing will protect your personal injury claim more than having pictures (skid marks, damages to yours and the other vehicle, injuries, any other property, anything that you believe will establish the fault of the other party, etc...) and a method for contacting witnesses (name and contact information) of the accident;
Keep your statement brief. Beware of the temptation to discuss the accident, overshare information and/or admit fault. Your statements to the police should also be brief. Determination of the cause of the accident should be left to your attorney and experts; and
Call our office before you speak to the insurance company. It is never too early to get an attorney involved. Information given to your insurance, or the other party's insurance company, can later be used to reduce/exempt your financial compensation. The insurance companies will have attorneys. You need one too.
If you are involved in an accident, in Kansas, call Attorney T. Morton now at 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM. We have successfully recovered tens of thousands of dollars for people just like you.