Roanoke drivers are among the safest in Virginia, but unfortunately when you're on the roads in Roanoke, many of the drivers are from elsewhere. Interstate and international shipping clogs I-81, along with tourist traffic, university traffic, and others cutting across the western part of the state. This combination puts professional long-haul drivers and all their miles of exhaustion and distraction on the road with you, even if you're just heading to the store or coming home from work.
If you're in a car accident in Roanoke, it's vital that you follow these steps to protect your rights and ensure those hurt get help:
- Stop immediately!
- Assist the injured and protect the scene
- Call the police. Except in accident alert conditions, you can call 9-1-1 to report an accident even if there are no injuries
- Do not make comments (except to the police)
- Gather information
- Record witnesses
- Call your lawyer and insurance company
- See a doctor
- Pay nothing
Always remember to get all the information from the other driver, especially if that driver is from out of town.
Always remember that if you want the best chance of getting fair compensation for your injuries and other losses, you need someone on your side. Kalfus & Nachman, Attorneys at Law would be honored to stand with you as we have for many others in Roanoke. To learn more, please call (855) 880-8163 or email us today for a free consultation.