What To Do If You’ve Been In An Accident

Do You Know The Proper Steps To Take?

Accidents happen very quickly and it can be hard to think clearly in the moment. If you’re lucky, you’ve never been in an auto accident. However, if you’re like most of us, you’ve been on the receiving end of a fender bender or worse.

Think back: how did you handle it? Did you follow the correct steps?

If it happens again, you’ll know just what to do:

  • Call the police so that an accident report will be on record.
  • Ask for medical help immediately.
  • Collect (or ask someone you trust to collect) important information including:
    • Name, phone number, and insurance information of the other party.
    • Name and contact information of witnesses.
  • Use your phone to take photos of the accident scene. If you aren’t able to take photos, ask someone you trust to do so for you.
  • DO NOT make any admissions or agreements at the site of the accident.

  • 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.

The sooner you start your claim, the better

According to your insurance policy, you will have a set time period in which to report your accident. This period typically ranges from between 7 and 30 days.

Call us for your free consultation. Our lawyers will read through all the complicated insurance contracts and accident information and take care of everything so you can concentrate on healing and feeling better.

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