Car accidents are devastating to all involved no matter how minor the accident is. In the best-case scenario, accidents are minor and there’s relatively minor damages combined with no injury. In the worst-case, there is a serious injury or even death. It’s always a frustrating and terrifying moment when you’re involved in a car accident, but it’s especially terrifying when you are the at-fault driver. In addition to wondering if you’ll be all right, if the person you hit will be all right, and what will happen next in terms of your financial situation and health, you wonder if you’ll be sued, if you’ve ruined lives, and what might happen to you. It’s confusing, and many people are unaware what to do when they cause an accident.
There are many things that happen when you’re at-fault for a car accident. The wisest thing you can do is call an accident attorney and let them know you have caused an accident and ask for their legal advice. It might not be as mandatory in a fender-bender, but it’s mandatory if there is someone injured in the accident or if it was a serious accident. Don’t wait to call an attorney. Your best bet is to retain legal counsel from the start so there are no missteps along the way. Your insurance, finances, and the rest of your life depend on this one phone call.