November—The Most Dangerous Month for San Diego Drivers
According to a report involving car accident statistics in San Diego from 2000 to 2009, November is the deadliest month for drivers in San Diego with the most fatal accidents taking place in this month. Whether it has to do with daylight savings, sleepiness after a big Thanksgiving meal, or other factors, we want to urge everyone to be careful on the roadways this fall season.
However, if you are in an accident, especially if an injury occurs, it is important to follow a few guidelines at the scene.
- Get the Authorities Involved – If you want to get money from your insurance company, the police have to be involved so that a report can be filled out. Even if there is little to no damage to the vehicle, you may have physical injuries that will only be covered if a police report is filled out properly.
- Get a License Plate Number – This is especially important if it seems like the other driver is going to leave the scene. The police can track down the other driver by means of the plate number and ensure that you get justice.
- Create Your Own Documentation – By using your smartphone to take pictures of the accident scene, you can create your own report that may help when it comes to determining fault. Try to get street signs in the pictures, so the exact location is clear. Document damage to the vehicle. You may even video record the other driver if they seem under the influence or if they are hostile toward you following the accident.
- Hire an Attorney – You don’t want to attempt to get damages for your injuries on your own. The lawyers at Petrov Law Firm are here to help you hold drivers accountable for the losses you have suffered. Call 619-344-0360 to get started today.