In the age of COVID-19, it’s important to maintain social distancing guidelines at all times, even after a car crash. While that means there’s even more to consider after an accident, there is a silver lining. That’s because safely trading insurance during a pandemic can actually be easier than trading information the traditional way. Here’s how.
After a serious crash, you should put your mask on and meet the other driver. Maintain your distance if at all possible. If the other driver or their passenger(s) are seriously injured, call for an ambulance; the paramedics have the proper protective equipment and training to safely treat injuries.
When it’s time to trade insurance information, you might request that the other driver text you a picture of their driver’s license and insurance card and that you do the same. This can do a lot to make your car crash case easier.
First, having a picture of the other driver’s information guarantees that it’s copied accurately. You don’t have to worry about misremembering or incorrectly copying the information because you can always look at the picture again.
Second, and most importantly, receiving the photos automatically verifies the other driver’s identity and dramatically reduces the risks of a potential hit and run or uninsured driver claim. When you can verify the other driver’s number, you can rest easy knowing that you have a means of contacting them again if something goes wrong.
Speaking to an Auto Injury Attorney
Once you’ve collected all the information you need, you should go to the doctor and then schedule a consultation with an experienced car accident attorney. Many personal injury attorneys, including everyone at Dunk Law Firm are conducting all our consultations via phone, video chat, or email. This gives you greater flexibility in scheduling appointments and lets us serve you no matter where you are.
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