Dayton residents are usually safe and courteous drivers. Unfortunately, accidents still happen, especially these days when cell phones are becoming major distractions. If a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, there are steps they should be taking following the accident.

After a car accident occurs, there may be serious injuries. The most important thing to do is stay at the scene. If a driver leaves the scene, they could face hit-and-run charges. Next, a victim should check on everyone involved in the crash. If there are injuries, it is important to call for medical help immediately.

Police should be called if there is property damage. When the police arrive, be sure to get their names and badge numbers. Those involved in the accident should then exchange information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, drivers license numbers, and insurance information. If there were witnesses, getting their information can be helpful as well. Pictures of the accident scene and damage to cars should be documented. If a person suffered an injury, medical care should be documented as a way to keep track of medical expenses incurred.

If a person has been involved in a car accident, it is understandable to be stressed and upset. Car accidents are unexpected events that often have many expenses involved. An attorney can help their client figure out what happened to cause the car accident. They can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report, and get answers for their client. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.