September is National Preparedness Month, a time when we remember the importance of planning and preparing for national disasters. This month is primarily geared toward developing an emergency preparedness plan for events that may affect your safety in your community. It’s also an ideal time, however, to prepare for any incident that could affect your safety and quality of life on a personal level – such as an auto accident.
Given their sudden, unexpected nature, we know that it’s incredibly difficult – almost impossible – to “prepare” for an auto accident. If it’s ever happened to you, you know that the adrenaline rush you feel along with your “fight or flight” response can be overwhelming. In the moment, it’s hard to focus on what needs to be done, how it needs to be done, and when it should be done.
After impact, a myriad of questions may fly through your head, such as:
- I’ve been in a car accident, what do I need to do now?
- Should I call 911?
- Am I injured and do I need medical attention?
- Is anyone else hurt?
- How do I report a claim to my car insurance company?
- Do I need to call a lawyer?
The answers to these questions and more will no doubt be hard to determine just after a collision when you are struggling to think clearly. That’s why we want to help educate you on how to handle an auto accident – particularly in the state of Virginia – so you’ll be better prepared if it ever happens to you.
Our comprehensive guide to auto accidents includes everything you need to know about dealing with an auto accident in Virginia, from handling the situation in the immediate aftermath to insurance claims and legal matters.
Consider it your tool to get the help you need when you need it the most. Read it today.