One of the most dangerous things we do daily is driving a car. We don’t realize it but the very act of driving involves piloting a huge hunk of metal at high speeds- it’s a wonder we don’t have more accidents. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, there are always going to be accidents. This is why we have written this article, in keeping with the recommended advice from Accident Attorney Orange County.
We hope that you are never in an accident but if you ever are, this advice will keep you out of it, and ensure you are in compliance with the laws. So, read carefully, and keep it in mind.
- Don’t Leave the scene
If someone has been injured or killed in the accident, then do not leave the scene unless the police arrive. If you leave the scene of the accident and it involves injury, then you could get charged with a “hit and run”, which carries with it serious penalties, including a 10,000 fine, as well as a year in jail with the possibility of more.
However, if the only damage is to property, then you may leave provided you identify yourself to everyone involved including insurance information.
- Seek medical intervention for injured parties
While waiting for law enforcement to arrive, take a moment to assess the damage and injuries of everyone involved. If anyone is hurt, immediately organize medical attention for them by calling for an ambulance. Timely medical intervention can save a life, so it is of vital importance that it reaches as quickly as possible.