What to do if you are in an auto accident:
1. Don't leave the scene.
2. Contact the police department immediately.
3. If possible, do not move your vehicle until the police arrive.
4. If you are injured, do not exit the vehicle.
5. If you feel pain, call an ambulance. Many people, even when they feel pain, refuse medical treatment at the scene and travel home. Then, after several hours or days of increasing pain, travel to the hospital and present themselves at an emergency room. When their case reaches court, this delay in seeking medical attention is often used as a weapon to prove that the accident did not cause the injury.
Information you should exchange with the other driver:
1. The other driver's name, address, telephone number, driver's license number, name of insurance company, and policy number.
2. The names of passengers, including their address and telephone number.
3. The names of any witnesses including their address and phone number.
4. If the vehicle involved in the accident is not owned by the driver, the name of the owner including their address, telephone number, insurance company, and policy number.
5. If possible, obtain a copy of the police report.
If you think you have a potential claim, please contact me at 800-377-5013, or via the case review form.
DISCLAIMER: The information presented here is general only, and should not be taken as legal advice.
I cannot guarantee that the materials here will apply to your specific situation.