What to do after Car Accident
  • Stop your vehicle and be aware of oncoming traffic. Do not leave the scene of the accident
  • Keep calm and determine if you are injured, or tend to others who might be injured, if possible
  • Call the police and, if needed, an ambulance
  • Exchange information with the other driver(s)
  • Identify the witnesses and get their names, addresses, phone numbers, and statements
  • Make an accident report with the police as soon as possible. Notify the police if any of the other drivers seem to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Go to a hospital if you think you might be injured
  • Contact a personal injury law firm and schedule a free consultation

Is it really necessary to call the police?

Yes! If you are involved in an accident, it is very important to contact the police immediately and make an accident report as soon as possible. It will enable the police to interview witnesses while they are still available and conduct an investigation of the accident before all relevant evidence disappears. An investigation conducted shortly after an accident is much more likely to accurately document exactly what happened and who was responsible.

When should I contact an attorney?

After all injured persons receive medical care and information is gathered from all involved parties and witnesses, you should call a car accident attorney who is experienced in handling personal injury cases as soon as possible. When you contact us, we will discuss your accident, injuries, and aspects of your claim with you that same day and give you solid information and advice. If you decide to retain our services, we will have our investigator conduct a thorough, immediate investigation of the accident, so we may begin protecting your rights and working on your behalf without delay.

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