Sustaining any type of injury can be a devastating experience. When that injury happens in a car accident, there are certain steps you need to take to make sure you get compensated as much as possible. I understand that focusing on simply getting better is probably your number one priority, as it should be. For that reason, I'm here to handle the legalities so you can dedicate your time and energy to restoring your health.
What should I do if I'm in a car accident in New Mexico?
1. Get somewhere safe. If you're able to pull over to the shoulder or out of the way of traffic, do so right away. If not, turn on your hazards and call the police.
2. Check yourself. Are you bleeding? Do you feel any pain anywhere? Try to stay calm and notice any possible injuries you may have. Keep in mind that injuries can be internal, too. With that being said, it's important to note not only external signs (like blood or cuts) but any pain that you're feeling that doesn't have any external abrasions.
3. Take pictures. Use your phone or a camera (if you have one) and take pictures of the scene. Include not only your car but the other vehicles involved, license plates, signs and traffic lights in the area, etc.