As states begin to open and people return to work, the once empty highways, city streets, and back roads are buzzing with traffic. When you have traffic, you have accidents. The current pandemic is by no means over, so what do you do when you are in an accident? What precautions do you need to take and know?
Below are the four top safety measures you need to know to protect yourself at the scene of a crash.
- Grab your mask: Wear your mask at all times while at the scene of the accident. Also, remember to keep six-feet of the distance between yourself and others at the scene, and do not touch anything or anyone.
- Call the authorities: If it’s a fender bender or a more serious accident, call the police to file a report and protect against false claims by the other party.
- Exchange Information: While you are gathering information from another driver, pedestrian, or property owner, make sure to wear your mask and gloves if need be, and keep a safe distance of six-feet apart. The best option is to use your cell phone to take a photo of the necessary information.
- How to handle injuries: If you or your passenger sustain injuries due to the accident, deciding whether to go to the hospital or not is a major concern. Do you go to a hospital, where other people are suffering from the coronavirus and risk getting exposed or do you refuse treatment? If you do refuse and develop symptoms at a later date, an experienced attorney can work with you to file a personal injury claim.
Remember these safety tips while you are out driving around and if you do get in an accident, remember to protect yourself.