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What to do after an auto accident in Colorado

Being involved in a car accident is a scary situation no matter how much experience you have as a driver. If you are ever involved in a car accident in Fort Collins, you need to follow the steps outlined in this post so you know exactly what to do so you protect your rights.

First and foremost, you need to move the vehicles to a safer area, if possible. If the vehicles are disabled, put the fourways on and light some flares to warn other motorists. If the vehicles must be left in the roadway, get out of them and safely to the side of the road. Now you can check to see if everyone else is ok.

Be sure to call the authorities and ask for the fire department to respond so everyone can be properly evaluated for injuries. Make sure the police respond so a proper accident report can be created. An accident report can go a long way in helping you file an insurance claim or lawsuit.

Exchange information with all other drivers involved in the accident. Make sure you get their name, phone number, address, insurance information and anything else pertinent to the incident. Write down the makes, models and license plate numbers of all vehicles involved.

Take pictures of the accident scene, including the road conditions, all vehicles involved and any evidence on the roadway. Pictures can help your claim move forward since they provide a direct look at the scene immediately following the accident.

Have you been injured in a Fort Collins car accident? Visit our site to learn more about car accidents and what you can do to protect yourself following such an incident.

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