Memorial Day is quickly approaching and that means travel and lots of it. With travel also comes the chance of you being involved in a car accident. The Memorial Day Weekend consists of a 72 hour period that begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26th and ends on Monday, May 29th at Midnight 2017. Hence during this 72 hour period here is what you can expect. According to the National Safety Council, estimated that 439 people would be killed and more than 50,000 others would sustain injuries in car crashes over the 2016 holiday weekend.
With over 50,000 or more car accidents expected this Memorial Day are you prepared? Do You know what to do if you are involved in a accident? We here at Jones Brown Law want to make sure that you are aware and informed of what you need to do if a accident should occur.
Car accidents are inherently stressful. In the midst of chaos, a driver is expected to gather a plethora if information in an effort to ensure accurate insurance claims and police reports. Our goal is to take away just a bit of that stress by providing you with a step-by-step plan of action, should you be involved in an unexpected accident.
Driver(s)’ Information: Make sure and all the info you can abut the other person involved.
Drivers phone number or numbers:
Get Witnesses: Take a moment to gather information from any witnesses at the scene.
Witness #1, #2, ect.
Phone Numbers for Cell, Home and Work if possible:
Description of what they saw:
Take plenty of Photos and Video:
You have a camera on your phone so use it. Don’t be afraid to take as many photos/videos as you can from different angles.
Any Additional Facts:
Make sure and make note of some of the following questions to the best of your ability:
1) Was Either Car Turning?
2) Car Speed?
3) Any Traffic Signs Controlling Either Car?
4) Headlights On?
5) Brake Lights Working?
6) Length of Skid Marks?
7) Direction of Travel
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We hope all you have a Fun and Safe Memorial Day Weekend. – Jones Brown Team