Being involved in an accident in California can often be a frightening experience. This feat can sometimes be heightened if a reckless driver is involved. Here are a few steps to consider if you’re involved in this situation.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, seek medical care to determine if you have any injuries. Most of the time, emergency personnel will arrive on the scene once the accident has been reported to assess injuries and to transport those who do have injuries to a hospital. It’s a good idea to keep copies of any medical records that you have that are related to the accident as they can typically be used if you file a claim against the other driver.
While at the scene, try to take pictures of what happened. If you’re unable to, then consider asking witnesses if they can take pictures as this could be used as evidence if you file a claim. Another step would be to contact the police officer on the scene so that you can get a copy of the police report as information about a reckless driver being involved is usually provided.
In order to file a claim, consult with your insurance company to determine the kind of documentation that could be needed and if you need to contact the other driver’s company. Try to have as much information about the other driver available when you call so that the insurance company can reach out to the claims department.
If you’re involved in an accident with a reckless driver, it’s important to stay calm while gathering the necessary details so that you can file a claim to receive compensation.