If you’ve been involved in a personal injury accident such as a car accident, a lot of things are likely running through your mind. But this is a crucial moment to try and stay calm and collect all the facts that will be necessary later on in your personal injury case. So what exactly should you be taking note of? Here are six things to do.
If you have a camera or camera on your cell phone, take pictures of the scene of the accident. You’ll also want to take photos of any damage that’s been done, the surrounding area, and anything you may forget. For example, if you don’t have a pen and paper handy to take notes, you can take a snapshot of the license plate.
Be sure to write down important information like the name, insurance information, phone number and address of the person who injured you. Be sure to also take down contact information from nearby witnesses who may be called upon on a later date. You can also take this opportunity to take notes of details you might forget, such as the detailed description of the other car and your account of what exactly happened.
Get the police report
Be sure you call the police and then get a copy of the police report; this will come in handy when you have your first meeting with your personal injury attorney.
Call your insurance
Call your insurance company to report the claim as soon as possible after the accident.
Keep your records
Whether it’s medical bills, or towing and repair expenses, keep all documents relating to expenses stemming from the accident.
Do not admit fault
Even if you think it perhaps was your fault, take care to not verbally admit any kind of liability at the scene of the accident.Lastly, be sure to call a personal injury attorney who can help you recover damages you are entitled to.Like these articles? Be sure to “like” us on Facebook too!