At the scene of the accident:

  1. If the accident is severe, insist on a police report, even if you do not hurt at the time.
  2. Take photos of the scene, the car, the other car, the driver, everything you can.
  3. Get the other party’s information
  4. Do not admit fault at the accident scene.
  5. Do not give more info than asked for at the scene.
  6. If your car is being towed, get the card for the towing company and ask where they are towing it to.
  7. If you are injured and need to be taken to a hospital, call a loved one and do not refuse treatment if in doubt.

After the Accident:

  1. If you are hurt, Seek Medical Attention Immediately.
  2. Keep all receipts for any medical care you receive.
  3. Get organized, Keep all your notes and documents
  4. Obtain Your Medical and Billing Records
  5. Get a Copy of the Police Report
  6. Document Your Injuries
  7. Be Wary of Providing Information About the Accident to the Other Person’s Insurance
  8. Keep Track of Your Loss of Earnings.
  9. See an attorney before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
  10. Bring Your Documentation to Any Attorney You Consult.
  11. Keep Track of Your Out-Of-Pocket Costs:
    • insurance deductibles;
    • car rental fees;
    • towing;
    • mileage and parking for appointments;
    • copying costs;
    • medications (prescription and over-the-counter);
    • home health care;
    • child care;
    • housekeeping; and,
    • modifications to your environment (such as ramps and bars).

The above information is provided as a guideline and is not meant as a substitute for an attorney’s advice. No attorney Client relationship is created through the dissemination of this information. Please consult with an attorney for any legal issues and problems.