Yet another auto recall was announced this week. Nissan is recalling three models, the Pathfinder, Xterra and Frontier, MSN Autos reports. Some of those vehicles have faulty front wheel hubs which could cause steering problems and potential crashes.
On the topic of automobile accidents, what is the right thing to do if you find yourself in an auto accident?
There can be many issues and legal theories involved in any car accident. If the accident is the fault of a driver, you could have a negligence claim. If it's the fault of a product defect, then you could have a product liability lawsuit.
So what steps should you take after a car accident?
FindLaw has put together a fabulous Mini Guide about this. It's called The FindLaw Guide to What to Do Following a Car Accident.
This isn't as much a legal guide as it is a guide to help you preserve your case. It helps you determine the first steps you need to take to ensure that you gather the correct information after a car accident.
For example, it's important to take pictures of the scene and talk to witnesses. These pictures and statements can come in handy later on, if there's a lawsuit.
It's also very important to notify your insurance company. If there's a lawsuit, the insurance company will likely be involved.
The Mini Guide also tells you to keep track of medical expenses. You will need these when it comes time to add up your damages.
Car accidents can be moments of panic, so take the right actions after a car accident to preserve your legal rights. Take a look at FindLaw's free Mini Guide for more in-depth information.