Steps To Take After An Accident

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What To Do After An Accident

Step 1: Call 911
Stay at the scene of the accident and immediately call 911. Even if your injuries or property damage appear to be minor, you always want official documentation of the incident.
Step 2: Seek Medical Attention
If you are injured, request immediate medical attention. Many times, injuries are not felt immediately after a crash, but can often become painful in the following days and weeks. Regardless of when you first feel pain or discomfort, it’s important to see a doctor right away.
Step 3: Obtain Witness Information
If you don’t require immediate medical attention and you can safely do so, look around your immediate vicinity and see if you can locate any witnesses who may have observed the crash. Speak to those people and attempt to obtain their full names and a good phone number where they can be reached.
Step 4: Take Photos & Videos of the Crash
Take photos of the vehicles involved, and document as much information as you can about the circumstances surrounding the crash. Even if you do not believe something is important, take a photo of it anyway. You’ll never know what may end up being useful in your claim(s).
Step 5: Contact An Attorney (it’s free!)
Insurance companies are not your friend, especially those of at-fault drivers. So reach out to an experienced accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss options and next steps.

What Not To Do After An Accident

Lying to or withholding information from your attorney​

An attorney can best represent you if they understand all of the facts surrounding the case.

Underestimating your injuries

Hours and days after an accident, you may notice pain that was not there before. It is important to report any pain to your doctor and be evaluated as soon as possible.

Not asking your attorney questions

If you don’t understand something, ask questions. It is our job to make sure you understand the details of your case, and we’re here to help answer any questions.

Talking to people about your case

The details and conversations in your case should remain between you and your attorney, doctor and your own insurance company. You should not be discussing your injuries or the details of the case with the other driver or their insurance company. You should also not discuss your case with friends and family. They can unknowingly become witnesses in your case.

Posting on social media

Anything you post online, even privately, can become evidence that the insurance company will use against you and may hurt your case. You should not share information about your case or your injuries with anyone except your attorney and your doctor.

Trusting the insurance company to treat you fairly and honestly

Insurance companies are not your friend. Avoid discussing your case with insurance companies before speaking with an attorney. Average settlements are 4x higher when someone hires a personal injury attorney than when they decide to fight their battle alone.

5 Reasons To Speak With An Attorney


An attorney will deal with the insurance company on your behalf

Insurance companies use sophisticated schemes and tactics to deny and delay claims in an effort to pay you as little as possible. An experienced attorney knows your rights and will fight for you against the insurance company.


An attorney will document evidence
and keep it safe

The time immediately after the accident is crucial for preserving all evidence, documenting injuries and obtaining things such as traffic camera footage, 911 calls, electronic vehicle data, accident reports and medical records.

An attorney can help you obtain a greater recovery

People who are represented by an attorney recover an average of 3.5 times more money than those who are not represented, according to a study conducted by the Insurance Research Council.

An attorney will focus on your case while you focus on getting better

Our in-house team of attorneys, investigators and experts will work tirelessly to make sure your case is as strong as it can be. Your focus should be on your health and wellbeing, let us do the rest.

Experienced legal team working for you

You want a team that has in-depth knowledge of the law and the legal and insurance systems. Insurance companies have lawyers and investigators working for them, you should have a team of professionals working for you.