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What to do if you're involved in a pedestrian incident

If you have been involved in a pedestrian incident, you will know that it is a terrifying experience. If you are the victim of an accident involving a car, it is vital that you take certain steps to ensure that the important evidence is preserved.

This article will give a brief overview of what you should do if you are a pedestrian injured by a car. Although it may be difficult to do anything at all if injured, taking these steps greatly improve the legal prospects of a case.

Call the emergency services

If a person is injured, someone at the scene should call 911 and request an ambulance or the police as soon as possible. Calling the police from a legal standpoint is extremely important to ensure that statements are taken and that evidence is collected in a proper way.

Take the driver's details

Someone at the scene should immediately take the driver's details, including his or her name, address, phone number, license plate and insurance number. If possible, getting the contact details of as many witnesses as possible will help you in making a claim.

Take pictures

Taking pictures of the damage and of the scene as soon as possible after the incident will help document vital evidence. Images of the injured can also help the jury come to a more informed decision.

If you have been involved in a pedestrian incident involving a vehicle, it is important to seek trusted legal guidance so that your claim can be assessed fully with your individual situation taken into account.

Source: Find Law, "Pedestrian hit by a car: what to do after the accident," accessed July 20, 2017

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