Are you wondering “What is the first thing I should do after getting into a car accident in Jonesboro?” Follow these steps during the first 24 hours after your collision.
Carefully Inspect the Damage
First, turn on your emergency blinkers. If the damage is minimal, then both drivers may want to continue on their separate ways. If the damage is heavy, pull your car over to the roadside or on the shoulder carefully. If your car is too damaged to move, or the traffic is too thick, put on your blinkers and dial 911.
When to Call 911
If you feel injured, remain in your seat belt until the police and other emergency services arrive on scene. They can direct the traffic around the wreckage and provide room for the paramedics to assist you. If you do not feel injured and the traffic allows it, spend the waiting time exchanging proof-of-insurance cards with the other driver.
Contact Your Insurance
After the police arrive and inspect or secure the crash scene, take photos. Tell your insurance provider and mention the police report number. Usually your insurance plan will cover the tow-truck costs.
Care for Yourself
You might have had pre-existing back problems that were easy to ignore, but become aggravated after the accident. After an accident, even if you’re not in pain, you need to call the good people at AICA. If you’re too injured to drive, we can even pick you up.
We’re Concerned About You
At AICA, we’ll get you the right doctor or specialist. Every injury is unique. That’s why at AICA we have several doctors at each of your branches who can help you.
You may need an X-ray. That and your consultation are going to be free of charge. And if you’ve been injured on the job, worker’s compensation covers chiropractic care. That will help you cover costs as you decide what your next steps will be.
The most important thing is that you contact AICA within the 24 hours following your auto accident. Why? That’s because procrastinating any longer may extend your recovery, and even hurt your legal case.
Call Us Today
That’s why you need to call us right now. We’re open and ready for you – because we’re open 24/7. Just let us know what you need, and we’ll get it for you.