Three Numbers to Dial After an Auto Accident
Your phone can be your most powerful tool after an auto accident. The immediate aftermath of a crash can be disorienting, and your biggest concern during this time is whether you and your loved ones are okay. But making just a few quick phone calls can help ensure that your health and your rights to pursue compensation are protected.
Immediately after the accident, you should dial these 3 numbers:
- 911 – Calling 911 is the most important thing you can do after an auto accident. Never assume that someone else has already called. When you speak with the dispatcher, give him or her information about what happened, including where the crash occurred, the number of vehicles or victims involved, and the severity of injuries. Stay on the line for as long as the dispatcher needs you.
- Your insurance provider – Insurance providers require notice within a short timeframe after crashes—often within 48 hours. It’s important to report the accident as soon as possible, but consider speaking with an attorney before providing in-depth details of how the accident happened.
- An Arkansas auto accident attorney – As soon as the insurance company finds out about your accident, it may begin building its case against you. Insurance adjusters are tasked with finding ways to reduce or deny claims, but an attorney wants to fight to help you get maximum compensation.
At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, it’s our goal to fight for you so that you can relax and focus on getting better. Let us handle the paperwork and the legal process. Call us today for a free consultation.