One of Five Key Steps to Take Immediately After an Accident

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Assess Your Injuries

Traffic accidents are an unfortunate reality, with 6 million occurring annually in the U.S. With a shocking 40% of these incidents happening at intersections and drunk drivers contributing to 30% of fatalities in California, it’s vital to know the key steps to take if you find yourself in such a situation.

The first step to take after an accident is to quickly assess your injuries. Due to adrenaline, you may not immediately feel the impact of your injuries. Mild brain injuries, which can impair your cognitive abilities, are common in accidents. Therefore, even if you feel okay, it’s important to check for potential injuries. Don’t forget to check on the well-being of your passengers too.

Managing your emotions is also critical in such situations. Stay calm, breathe deeply, and remember that anger will not contribute to a solution. Following these critical steps after an accident will equip you better to handle the unexpected. Remember, your safety should always be your priority!

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