What do I do after a Car Accident?

7 Actions to Take Immediately After a Motor Vehicle Accident

1. Contact the police and call for an ambulance, if necessary. Make sure you alright before proceeding from here.

2. Seek immediate medical care . Waiting too long can prevent you from recovering what you should be entitled to. The longer the gap between medical treatment the more likely it is that those medical expenses are not considered in your accident claim.

3. Do not discuss the accident with anyone and, especially, do not accept blame or fault. this would include posts on Facebook, Twitter, etc. about the accident.

4. Exchange only licenses, registration and insurance information.

5. Write down the name, address, driver’s license number, date of birth, sex and phone number of all other drivers involved.

6. Write down the name, address, and insurance company information for all the vehicles involved.

7. Be sure to write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses.

8. Submit your FR-10 Report Immediately to your insurance company.

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    Dealing with Your insurance Company After An Automobile Accident

    While your insurance company may be more than willing to help you after your they may not be the ones to call first and ultimately may not have your best interests in mind. You should remember

    insurance companies have certain tactics they use after an accident. This is why hiring an experienced injury lawyer will help maximize your benefits. If you are hurt, got to the hospital. Your insurance company can wait. If you insist on dealing with the insurance company then there are 10 things to remember when dealing with your insurance company.

    Make sure to remember the following:

    1. Never estimate or guess about anything concerning your accident.
    2. Never give a recorded statement without your lawyer present. Once something has been recorded it’s very hard to then make additions or changes to things you once stated.
    3. Never accept fault or blame for your accident
    4. Never accept an offer on your own- at least consult with an experienced car accident lawyer.
    5. Never tell an insurance company you do not have a lawyer- A lawyer can be instrumental in getting you the settlement or verdict you deserve. If an insurance company learns you do not have a lawyer, they may think you do not know how to calculate your damages. An experienced attorney will be able to get you the maximum benefit for your damages.

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