The first thing you should do if you have been injured in any motor vehicle accident is get medical attention. Sometimes the shock and confusion of being in an accident can make it hard to know whether you’ve been injured, or how badly, so at the first sign of any significant injury, seek medical care. This is especially important when there has been a great deal of property damage; oftentimes the most serious pain doesn’t come until later and medical care obtained before the pain gets unbearable can prevent the pain from becoming unbearable. Prompt treatment is important to minimize your recovery time and to document how badly you were hurt in the accident. Insurance adjusters and their attorneys love to point out any delays in getting medical care arguing that your injuries couldn’t be serious because you waited for medical care.
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If you are able, obtain any and all information from all the other drivers who were involved in the accident and from any witnesses who were at the accident. Get their names, contact information and insurance information. Note details about the other vehicle(s) involved, such as license plate number, make and model. Take many photographs of the accident scene and get pictures of all the vehicles especially showing the damages to the cars.
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As soon as you’re able, document everything that you can remember about the accident. Document how the accident happened and what happened afterward as well as statements made by anyone and a description of what they look like and their names. Documenting details such as the time of day, the location, the weather, where the witnesses and other persons were located when the accident occurred, will help your lawyer pursue justice for you.
It’s best to document as much as you can as soon as you can, because waiting just leads to forgetting and mistaken memories. If you suffered injuries that can be seen like cuts, abrasions or bruises, take photographs to document your injuries.
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It is very important that you refuse to sign any documents especially any releases put in front of you by any insurance companies. Speak to an experienced car accident attorney first. Also, hire an attorney before you give a recorded statement. It’s definitely in your best interests!