What to do if you are injured in a crash
Knowing what to do after a crash is important to your wellbeing and the success of your case...
Seek immediate medical attention
Ensure that a police report is made as soon as possible after the collision and request a copy of the police report.
Obtain the name and address of the other driver(s) involved in the collision, the name of their insurance company, the policy number, their driver’s license number, and plate number.
Obtain the names, addresses, and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the collision.
Report the collision to your insurance company.
Take photographs of the damage to all vehicles if possible.
Take photographs of the scene of the collision.
Do not speak with the other driver(s), their insurance company or investigator, or any witnesses.
Keep a log of all of your medical treatment and bills as well as your physical complaints.
Attend any traffic court hearings for citations issued to the other driver pertaining to liability.
Do not talk to any insurance companies without consulting with an experienced auto accident attorney.
Retain an attorney who is experienced in the area of motor vehicle accidents at your earliest opportunity to protect your rights.
Finally, don’t listen to non-lawyers or anyone else not directly involved with your case. In the event of an accident, everyone will have an opinion, but no two cases are alike. What was best for your neighbor isn’t necessarily the best thing for you, because you and your situation are unique.