Auto Accident Check List

  • Call 911 if anyone is hurt.
  • If you are injured, make sure you go to the ER (Emergency Room) and immediately follow up with your doctor if you continue to have pain so that the insurance company doctors won’t be believed when they try to mislead a jury into believing you were not injured from the accident.
  • Notify the police. Sometimes people change their story after an accident so it’s a good idea to have a police report if possible.
  • Get crucial information. Obtain contact information from the other driver or drivers, i.e. name, address, phone number and the name of other driver’s insurance information, and if possible policy number.
  • Identify witnesses. Obtain contact information from any witnesses.
  • Do not discuss fault. Do not blame the other driver or admit fault.
  • Document damage. Take photographs of the vehicles involved if you are able.
  • Contact an attorney prior to speaking with any insurance company, including your own.
  • Write a note to yourself afterwards with all the information about the accident that you can remember (exactly what happened) while it is fresh in your mind.
  • Protect your rights. Get legal advice from an experienced, trusted, personal injury attorney.

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