– Hastings & Hastings has been defending the rights of accident victims across the state of Arizona for over 35 years. With decades of experiencing providing representation in accident cases, Hastings & Hastings knows that automobile accidents are shocking, disorienting, chaotic, and confusing events. Individuals who have been involved in an accident are often unaware of the correct actions to take following a collision. Hastings & Hastings offers crucial post-accident advice.
Hastings & Hastings begins by stating that the health and safety of all individuals involved in a collision should always be the primary concern. If accident victims are hurt, the first thing they should do is contact the authorities and then wait for help.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, Hastings & Hastings cautions individuals not to leave the scene of an accident following a collision until law enforcement officials have arrived. Drivers and passengers may feel as if the accident was minor, but some injuries could present themselves days or weeks after the accident. Adrenaline can mask pain and cause injuries to go unnoticed. If someone left the scene of the accident before the incident was documented, there could be legal repercussions. The authorities should be contacted following an accident of even minor severity as proper documentation of the event is essential.
Hastings & Hastings advises individuals to gather as much evidence at the scene of the accident as possible. Cell phones are an important tool in gather evidence. Accident victims should take pictures of the scene of the accident before any of the vehicles are moved. They should also take pictures of the damage inflicted to all of the vehicle involved in the accidents.
Finally, Hastings & Hastings notes that individuals should avoid providing any statements on the record to their insurance providers until they contact a legal professional with experience in personal injury matters.
“The reality of an accident is that everything little detail matters. It is most important that people keep their wits about them, which I know can be hard. It helps to have someone you can depend on in these situations. That is exactly what we endeavor to be here at Hastings & Hastings – someone you can depend on,” said David Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings
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