Ask for medical help immediately if your injuries are severe.
Call the police so that an accident report will be on record.
Collect or ask someone you trust to collect information including:
names and phone numbers, and insurance information of the owner of the car/property which caused the accident
names and numbers of any witnesses to the accident
number or location where police reports/photos of the accident may be available at a later date
Take or have someone take photos (even on your phone) of the accident scene
DO NOT make any admissions or agreements at the site of the accident
After the accident:
See a doctor to have all injuries (even seemingly minor ones) evaluated and treated; get copies of any medical reports, treatment plans etc.
Have an experienced and established law firm that has a strong record of representing clients evaluate your claim. Take advantage of free consultations to learn more about:
the responsiveness, affordability, integrity and reputation of a law firm before agreeing to representation.
the time limit to file a case.
What not to do:
DO NOT make any agreements or admissions over the phone or in writing to an insurance company or other entity.
DO NOT accept an accident settlement without getting a professional opinion on whether it is reasonable.
DO NOT assume you do not have a case until you have received the professional opinion of an experienced injury lawyer; do not assume you cannot afford proper legal representation: many established injury law firms will not request payment until they have secured you a reasonable settlement.