With everything that’s happened in 2020 and the continuation of events in 2021, getting hurt in a car wreck is probably not the 1st thing on your mind this year. But with the number of traffic accidents on the rise, the number of those injured are also increasing. It is now as important as ever to remain vigilant, safe, and smart to protect yourself from Covid 19 but we also do not want to forget to protect ourselves insofar as possible from having a wreck. According to this article by Doug Turnbull for the AJC, the amount of traffic deaths as a result of car wrecks increased for the year 2020 despite a dramatic reduction in the number of commuters on the road in Georgia. In consideration of this trend, it is increasingly important that we be mindful of our safety on the road in 2021.
So what do you do if you have a wreck and get hurt?
If you’ve had the unfortunate experience of getting hurt in a wreck, there are steps that you must take immediately following the accident to ensure that your injury is handled properly. These 10 steps will ensure that you are on the right path to properly documenting and submitting your insurance claim to ensure that you are properly cared for and compensated for your damages.