After a car wreck, some drivers and passengers make the mistake of getting
out of their vehicle to check the damage or direct traffic. However, this
is a dangerous, and even fatal, action. Recent crashes in Michigan prompted
the Michigan State Police to post a warning on Twitter of the hazards
of getting out of your car after an accident. Specifically, three people
were killed over the course of several days when they exited their vehicles
and were struck by other drivers.
How Can You Increase Your Safety After a Car Wreck?
First, you need to stay in your car with the seatbelt on. If you are able,
you should move the car out of traffic onto a shoulder to prevent another
accident from happening. Second, you should call 911, noting the location
of where you are to help first responders reach you faster. Third, you
should wait for emergency personnel to arrive. The police can set up a
parameter around the crash site and direct traffic, and medical professionals
can provide the treatment you need. If you witness a crash on the freeway,
the Michigan State Police say you should keep going and call 911.
Goodman Acker, P.C. Represents Clients Injured in Car Accidents
If you were injured by a negligent driver, our firm can provide compassionate
legal assistance. We understand you are going through a stressful and
traumatic experience. That is why our Detroit car accident attorneys will
work hard to help you seek the justice you deserve.
Contact our firm
today to receive a free initial consultation.