Got Into An Accident in the Hampton Roads area? Including VA Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk etc…Here are some tips to help you through
Reacting appropriately after an accident can save you not only money, but lives.
Here’s what to do:
- Stop. Don’t flee. Leaving the scene of an accident, regardless if you are innocent, will lead to a migraine of legal hassles.
- Try to move your vehicle to the side of the road.
- Attend to the injured, but do not move unless fire is involved or you are a medical professional.
- Contact the police as fast as possible. Police are required to file crash reports with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) if the accident involves death, injury or total property damage exceeding $1,000. All police-reported information will appear on the driving records of each driver involved.