It can be difficult and stressful to know what to do in the moments and days following a car accident in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin. Failing to take the proper steps to protect your health and preserve evidence can not only cause you serious pain and suffering, it can also negatively impact your ability to seek compensation for your injuries and losses through a car accident lawsuit.
Gruber Law Offices, LLC, urges you to keep our Wisconsin Car Accident Checklist in your vehicle so that you will have a handy reference guide to help you remember what to do – and what not to do – after a car accident.
At a minimum, you should keep the following items in your car in case an auto accident occurs:
As much as possible, you should remain calm after being involved in a car accident and resist the urge to panic. You should then do the following:
Much of the evidence that will play an important role in your case can be obtained in the immediate aftermath of a crash right at the accident scene. It will help if you can do the following (depending on the extent of your injuries):
The cars involved (exterior and interior of each car and any particular damage you note as well as shots showing the license and whether airbags were deployed)
You should be focused on your health after an accident. At the same time, you can take steps that will help your lawyer to prepare your case for compensation.
It is important to understand the mistakes you can make – and must avoid – after a car accident.
Gruber Law Offices, LLC, is a Milwaukee car accident law firm representing motorists and passengers injured in car crashes caused by the negligence of others. Call our office or contact us online for prompt and experienced legal representation.
Disclaimer: This post provides general information but is not legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice.
Attorney Steven Gruber was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His family has deep roots in the Wisconsin legal community, as his father, David, founded Gruber Law Offices almost 40 years ago and his mother, Nancy, is a managing attorney with the firm. Steven is an award-winning attorney who focuses on serious injury cases and firm strategy and operations. Some of Steven’s awards and memberships include National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Top 10 Attorney in Wisconsin by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, just to name a few. He has successfully handled cases regarding serious matters that have been publicized by the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC, Fox and many other media outlets. At Gruber Law Offices, Steven also manages and leads a powerful team of 130 talented professionals. He is proud to continue the family legacy of positively impacting our community.