Before we begin, you should always have a cell phone, a pen and paper (for taking notes), and a disposable camera (to take photos) in your car at all times.
If possible, use your camera to document the damage to all vehicles involved in the accident. Write down the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all witnesses. Most especially, write down the names, addresses, telephone numbers, DRIVER’S LICENSE numbers and car license plates of those involved in the accident. MAKE SURE you see the other driver’s auto insurance certificate. Write down his or her auto insurance policy number, and the name of the company that insures them.
If you are in pain or are having any physical difficulties whatsoever at the time of the accident or at any time thereafter, go to a hospital emergency room or see a doctor immediately.
your case or accident with anyone other than your insurance representative and attorney.
If someone from an insurance company contacts you, it is essential that you obtain the name of the person and their telephone number. Tell the person that your attorney will call them and stop talking to them immediately.
relating to your case, such as medical bills, doctor’s instructions, prescriptions, etc.
One thing you might not know after getting into a serious accident: “An accident must also be reported to the DMV within ten days when someone is killed, injured, or property damage exceeds $750.”…read more