Auto Accident

What to Do After an Accident

After you or your loved is involved in a car accident, it is imperative that you contact the police immediately.

Your best chance for a favorable ruling or settlement in a car accident case is to have comprehensive records of the accident and its aftermath.

Records you should collect for legal action include:

    An accident report filed with the police
    The insurance information of the car that hit you
    The other driver’s contact information
    Photographs of the accident scene
    Contact information for any witnesses to the accident
    Your medical care and expenses following the accident

Immediately after a car accident you or your loved one needs to consult a doctor. Drivers and passengers often suffer serious injuries that can have them hospitalized. Many injuries will not manifest immediately, some symptoms can manifest hours, days or weeks after an accident. Insurance companies may try to claim that your injuries are not serious if you do not seek immediate medical attention.

Be sure to seek legal advice from an car accident lawyer early in the process and do not sign anything or make any statements without the approval of your lawyer.