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  • What To Do If You’re In An Accident

    If you’re in a car accident, calm yourself and your passengers. Act maturely with poise. Don’t say something you’ll regret later.

    Call 911.

    Is anyone hurt – you, your passenger, others? Respond appropriately.

    Before you get out of your car, carefully survey the situation from all direction. Is it safe to get out of your car?

    For as long as you stay out of your car, closely monitor traffic – so there’s not another accident and injury.

    Pay attention to the other driver(s), their actions and demeanor. Note the weather conditions, the road, and the traffic signs.

    Are there witnesses other than the driver(s) involved? If so, get their contact information.

    Write down the name of the other driver, their license plate number, and insurance company.

    Be honest – especially when you’re talking with law enforcement.

    As soon as you can, call your insurance company. If you didn’t write down everything you observed at the accident site, do so promptly thereafter.

    After you leave the scene, if you find yourself wondering if you should call a lawyer – call a lawyer.

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    Beardsley Jensen & Lee

    4200 Beach Dr #3
    Rapid City, SD 57702

    call us 605.721.2800
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