Auto accidents can happen when you least expect it and can take you by surprise. Many people think it always happens to someone else!

Generally, all involved drivers will consider that they were driving properly and were not responsible regardless of who triggered the incident. As a result, it is worth considering the need to file a proper auto injury claim through a qualified auto injury attorney.

During the accident, emotions and feelings may momentarily mix, combined with confusion and an adrenaline rush.

Experienced thoughts can seem quite slow, like in slow motion with time stopped. Fear and calm can exist at the same time, which can seem quite unusual.

Once your vehicle has stopped and you have determined that there are no significant personal injuries, the next step is to try to open the door and get out of the vehicle as quickly as possible.

Being concerned about other people with you is a powerful instinct, so it will naturally take care of any of your passengers and help them get to safety. This should be your main concern, rather than which vehicle caused the accident. 

If the damage is extensive and prevents people from leaving the vehicle, it is important to contact emergency services as soon as possible and also, when possible, to establish some form of road rerouting. Once everyone is away from the area, you may want to inspect the damage to your vehicle and the other vehicle.

It is recommended that you speak to at least one specialist car accident attorney, who will guide you through the procedures necessary for you to file and proceed with a claim.