About Auto Accidents

What To Do If You Are In An Auto Accident

By Daniel Karpman Attorney At Law

Auto accidents can happen to anyone. You can protect your legal rights by doing the right thing after an accident occurs. Consult us right away if you are involved in an accident that involves personal injuries or serious property damage.

We can advise you about your rights and responsibilities. The sooner you call us after an accident the better, since witnesses may forget the details of the accident. We can also counsel you how to respond to questions from insurance adjusters and help you recover compensation for your personal injuries and damage to your car.

Here are some of the steps you should take if you are involved in an accident:

  1. Stop immediately and be careful of oncoming traffic. Do not leave the scene of an accident.
  2. Keep calm; do not panic.
  3. Aid the injured, if possible.
  4. Call the police.
  5. Protect the scene.
  6. Exchange information with the other driver - name, address, license number, telephone number, registration, and insurance information.
  7. Identify the witnesses and get their names, addresses, phone numbers, and statements.
  8. DO NOT ADMIT RESPONSIBILITY! Do not admit fault at the scene or with the other party or with their insurance company.
  9. File an accident report with the police immediately.
  10. See your doctor.
  11. Notify your insurance agent immediately.
  12. Protect your legal rights. Call us for information and legal assistance.
The information presented in this article is general in nature, and is for informational purposes only. Please consult with an attorney for legal advice with respect to any specific matter.