According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accidents occur at least once every 12 minutes. Many of the accidents could have been avoided had there been a more careful driver. Irresponsible or aggressive drivers make the road an unsafe place. When an accident occurs the person at fault may be reasponsable to the injured party. Their responsibility ranges depending on the circumstances of the accident. If you have never been in an auto accident its unlikely you know what to do immediately after the accident. To preserve your legal claim it is very important to take the right steps after an accident. Hiring legal representation is important to help you make take the right steps and give you guidance.