If You’ve Been in an Accident Involving a Distracted Driving
Always first take care of your health and safety. Call 911 if anyone sustained an injury and need medical care.
Be sure to exchange the following information to any other involved drivers
- The names and phone numbers of the drivers
- The names and phone numbers of the vehicle owners
- The vehicle license plate numbers
- Driver’s license numbers
- Insurance company names and policy numbers
If anyone was injured, a driver is required by law to notify the California Highway Patrol or local police within 24 hours after the accident. A report must be filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles if there were injuries or any property damage worth more than $1,000.
Take photos of the scene including the damage to the involved vehicles.
Get the names, phones numbers and email addresses of any witnesses.
Promptly seek medical attention. It is very common for neck pain, back pain or other symptoms to appear a day or two after an accident. It’s thus important to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible to prevent injuries from becoming aggravated.
Contact the injury lawyers at Coast Law Group (760) 942-8505 to have your case evaluated and your questions answered.