Woodland Hills Auto Accident Attorney
Auto accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death. The National Safety Council reports that there were 2.4 million disabling injuries and 43,100 deaths in the United States from motor vehicle accidents in 2007. The estimated financial cost associated with those injuries and fatalities was over $257 billion. The cost to individuals and families is inestimable.
If you, a loved one, or a friend has been involved in an auto accident and are unsure of your rights, call Berglund & Johnson at 1-800-4-IF-HURT (1-800-443-4878) for a free consultation.
12 Things To Do If You Have An Auto Accident
- STOP - It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident.
- DIAL 911 if anyone needs urgent medical care.
CALL AND COOPERATE WITH THE POLICE or Highway Patrol.
Give only facts, not opinions.
- BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY - Don't admit fault or make a statement until you talk to Berglund & Johnson.
- DON'T SIGN ANYTHING except a traffic ticket.
- OBTAIN ALL WITNESS CONTACT INFORMATION.
- EXCHANGE INFORMATION WITH THE OTHER DRIVER - Show the other driver your driver's license, car license number and insurance company information.
- TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS of your vehicle and other vehicle, your injuries and accident scene (including skid marks, debris, traffic controls, etc); you can use your cell phone camera.
- SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY - You may have injuries you are not aware of.
- REPORT THE ACCIDENT to the DMV within 10 days (if you are uninsured call Berglund & Johnson first).
- NOTIFY AND COOPERATE WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY - Remember, however, they may not be on your side now that you have a claim.
CALL BERGLUND & JOHNSON to protect your rights; to answer your questions; to have the legal burden of this accident lifted from you.
1-800-4-IF-HURT or 1-800-443-4878
Download our "12 Things To Do Brochure" to print and keep handy in your glove compartment!
Child Safety Seats
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has set up a location on the Internet to register your child seat, booster or other child restraint system. It is very important for owners of such restraint systems to register them with NHTSA so that they can receive notification if a safety related defect is later found in the restraint system purchased.
Buying a Safer Car
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a terrific website (www.safercar.gov) where you can find a wealth of information on various topics including “Buying a Safer Car,” vehicle defects and recalls, crash test and rollover ratings and other safe driving resources.