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Car Accident Checklist

Car Accident Checklist

Refer to these checklists in case you experience a car accident. These steps will greatly improve your chances of receiving fair compensation and achieving the best possible outcome after an accident or injury.

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Immediately after an accident, you should try your best to accomplish the following:

  • Call the police and ask them to come out and take a report. These days, the police will generally only come out if serious injuries resulted.
  • Get the other driver's telephone number
  • Take down the contact information for all witnesses
  • Take photos of the damage to all vehicles
  • Take photos of your injuries
  • Takes notes of any statements made to you by the other driver as to how the accident happened.
  • Look around. Could any video surveillance cameras have captured the accident? If yes, make a note of the location so that the owner of the camera can be contacted before the video is recorded over.

If you have a smart phone, take a photo of the other driver's:

  • Driver's license
  • Proof of insurance form
  • License plate
  • Registration
  • Injuries
  • Write down all of this information if you don't have a smart phone

After you leave the scene of the accident, you should do the following:

  • See a doctor as soon as possible if you were injured. If the officer asks you if you want an ambulance, say yes if you are in pain. Error on the side of caution. This will make for a stronger injury claim later. The longer you wait to seek medical treatment, the harder it will be to convince the insurance company that you were injured in the accident.
  • Do not give the other driver's insurance company a statement or signed medical authorization.
  • Call an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to get advice, including whether you need an attorney.

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