Connecticut Auto Accidents: What To Do If You Are Caught In A Pile-Up
Connecticut auto accidents happen every day. Even if you follow the rules of the road, accidents can still happen. Pile-up accidents can be quite damaging both in injuries as well as personal property. If you find yourself in a pile-up accident, consider this:
- First things first, make sure you and the rest of your passengers have not experienced any injuries.
- Try not to leave the car until it looks safe. If the pile-up is not over, another vehicle may strike you upon exiting your vehicle. As you wait in your car, keep your seatbelt fastened and call 911.
- See if you can move your vehicle. In rare instances, there may be a clear patch of road or grass ahead. If your vehicle can still drive and you have space to move, consider moving out of the way.
- Only get out of your vehicle when a public safety official says it’s safe. In the meantime, keep your vehicle’s hazard lights on.
- Wait for the paramedics to arrive, so you can get checked out.
- Before you report your claim to your insurance company or reach out to an experienced lawyer, write down all the details from the scene, including any injuries sustained. Try to remember as much as possible and take photos of your car and the surrounding vehicles at the scene.
If you or your loved one was injured in a Connecticut auto accident this winter, contact our firm. Our team is experienced at handling cases like this. Contact us immediately to begin an investigation.