After being injured in an accident, the Folsom CA car accident lawyers at The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC strongly recommend that the first thing you do is call 911 to report the crash. Ask that police be dispatched to the scene so that an investigation is conducted. Never get talked out of calling police to an accident scene. The person who hit you might not want any type of police contact. He or she may have been drinking and just left a bar or a party. That person might even have an active outstanding criminal warrant for their arrest. If that driver leaves the scene either before or after you call 911, just stay there. You can still report the crash as a hit-and-run.
The 911 operator will also ask you if anybody is injured and whether you would like paramedics to be dispatched. Answer in the affirmative to both of those questions. The attending paramedics can also transport you to the nearest emergency room for diagnostic tests and treatment for your injuries. Written reports from the paramedics and emergency room personnel will be generated. Those will be pivotal in establishing that your injuries were the direct and proximate result of the crash.
As soon as you’re discharged from the emergency room or a hospital admission, the next phone call that you make should be to the Folsom CA car accident lawyers here at The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC. Just let us know that you were injured in an accident, and you would like to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation. We want to know what happened and how you have been affected. We’ll answer your questions too. After that, we can discuss all of your legal options. Remember to call 911, get treated and call us to begin building your defense.