According to ABC News – Stockton, CHP officers are out in force this Thanksgiving weekend in order to reduce car and truck accidents. As part of their plan to improve safety, officers are writing speeding tickets, clearing accidents quickly when they do occur, and helping out stranded drivers.
The increased patrol started on Wednesday and will continue through Sunday night. At least one Stockton car accident has occurred this holiday weekend.
If you are in a car accident this holiday weekend, or at anytime, a few simple tips can help ease the stress of the situation and get you back on track to your destination.
First – assess the situation – if you or anyone involved is injured, seek medical attention immediately. Some injuries – such as traumatic brain injuries – may not show up for a few days or weeks so its crucial to contact a physician if you suspect you’ve been hurt.
Next – exchange information. Try to gather as much information as possible concerning the other driver such as their name, telephone number and driver’s license number. Also, make notes about the circumstances surrounding the accident, including weather conditions, time of day, and any other factors that may have been a factor in the accident. Remember though, don’t provide any details that could impact your chances of recovery such as “It was my fault” or “I wasn’t paying attention.”
Finally, it is a good idea to contact a California auto accident attorney. If anyone is injured or if there’s damage to your car or property, it’s best to have the help of an experienced car accident attorney guide you through the insurance process or help you file a legal claim. For more information,contact the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette, dedicated to helping those injured for more than 15 years.