Consider These Steps if You’re Involved in an Auto Accident

It is important to protect your rights and preserve as much information as possible to assist your claim.

  1. You’re health and safety is paramount.  Dial 911 and seek appropriate medical care for all involved.
  2. At the accident scene obtain any witness names and contact information.  If possible, utilize you’re camera phone and record video and/or take photographs of the vehicles involved in the accident.
  3. Talk to a lawyer about the accident and your possible claim. Be aware that talking to an insurance adjuster before you talk to a lawyer often allows them to take information from you which they could use to deny your claim.
  4. Assemble together all important information such as your insurance policy and declaration sheet, police report, and medical bills and information.
  5. Be careful not to sign anything from the insurance company involving your injury claim, or give them any recorded statements about how the accident occurred, until you have had a chance to talk to a lawyer and take a look at the police accident report.
  6. Depending on the language of your own insurance policy, you may have an obligation to report and cooperate with your own insurance company regarding the accident. Most policies require that you report the accident to your own insurance policy.
  7. If you have any questions about what you should do after an accident with regard to whose fault the accident was, what insurance coverage applies to your claim, how to handle your car damage claim, or any other matter, please feel free to contact Brissie Law Offices.