What should I do after an accident?

Your safety (and that of your loved ones) is your top priority after an accident. There are a number of actions you should take in order to get safe, stay safe, and protect yourself. These include:

  • Move to safety (if you are able)
  • Get help from local law enforcement (do this first if you are injured and should not move)
  • Document the accident to the best of your ability (take pictures and videos, and get the contact information for any witnesses)
  • Seek medical attention
  • Report the accident to your insurance company
  • Call a personal injury attorney (if you need one)

In addition to the actions above, there are a few things you should NOT do:

  • Do not wait to visit a doctor
  • Do not communicate with the other party’s insurance company
  • Do not sign anything or record statements