Accident

The Accident
1
Contact the police. Even if you don't think your injuries are severe, make sure the police come to the scene of the accident.
2
Get name, license number, tag number, insurance company name and policy number and exchange information with all the drivers at the accident place.
3
Take photographs of your injuries.
4
Take photographs of the damage to all vehicles and of the scene of the accident.
5
Get a copy of the accident report if police responded.
6
Witnesses. Keep a record of witnesses' names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.
After the Accident
1
Seek immediate medical attention.
2
Do not admit fault immediately after the accident.
3
Follow through with all medical treatments.
4
Do not answer any questions from the other side's insurance company or attorney.
5
Do not sign any forms without approval from your attorney.
6
Do not settle your case until all necessary medical expenses are known.
7
Keep copies of all documents such as bills or medical records.
8
Log all office visits, prescriptions, physical therapy, hospital visits, treatments etc for your medical expenses.
9
Keep a log of all time taken off from work as a result of the accident.
10
Keep a log of lost school time and/or inability to continue with school work as you did before the accident.
11
Continue to take photographs of your injuries at different times after the accident.
12
Contact witnesses for a written statement.
13
Keep a daily log of your thoughts, feelings and experiences on a day-to-day basis, documenting how the injuries have interfered with your daily life.
14
Get car repair estimates and/or bills.
15
If unsatisfied with an initial estimate, take the automobile to a certified mechanic for another estimate.
16
Keep records of everything you've paid for out-of-pocket relating to or as a result of injuries suffered in the accident.
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