1. Get Medical Attention:
When in doubt, call an ambulance or go to an emergency department (ER). Seemingly small injuries from a car accident may be much worse than they appear.
2. Contact the Police:
Call 911, if necessary, and complete a police report at the scene or the police station. The police report is often a critical piece of evidence in a lawsuit from a car accident.
3. Collect Information:
Get the name, address, phone number and license plate of the driver as well as the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. You may be able to get information about the other driver from police.
4. Collect Evidence:
Get digital pictures of the scene, your car, and your injuries. Keep a record of the medical treatment you received and your medical recovery.
5. Call Your Insurance Company:
Your insurance agent may have additional instructions for you to follow right away. Following these instructions is important to preserve your claim.
6. Get Legal Advice:
Keating Law Offices provides free initial consultations with no obligation. There are never any attorneys’ fees unless we settle or win your case. It is important that you pursue your rights under the law.