If you’re involved in an automobile accident, the first thing you should do is call 911. If possible, collect as much information as you can. Try to get the names and addresses of everyone involved including license plate numbers and insurance company information. If there are witnesses, get their names, addresses and phone numbers. Try to notify your insurance company of the accident within 24 hours. Do not provide them with a statement of any kind, recorded or unrecorded if you are considering hiring an attorney.
Remember, whatever you say to an insurance company may be used against you in the future. If your injury is the result of a slip & fall, trip & fall, dog bite or other accident due to the negligence of others, get medical attention as soon as possible. If your injury occurred on someone else’s property, notify the property owner or management right away. You should insist on filling out an accident report. Make sure to ask for the name and phone numbers of any witnesses. Remember, witnesses are crucial to a personal injury claim.
If you sustained injuries in the accident, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Regardless of the health care provided you see, it is important to notify them that you injuries are the result of an accident. Make sure to adhere to your doctor’s advice when it comes to medications, bed rest and follow-up care. Always seek the advice of an attorney prior to giving statements to insurance companies or signing any legal papers.