If your injuries are not too severe, you should try to get the following information at the scene of the accident:
Driver information: Obtain and exchange information with all other drivers such as name, license number, tag number, insurance company name, policy number.
Photographs: Take photographs of your injuries, the damage to all vehicles and of the scene of the accident in general.
Police: Get the name of all officers that respond to the accident.
Witnesses: Keep a record of all names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.
After the Accident.
You should assemble the following information after the accident:
Medical expenses. Log all office visits, prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, laboratory services, physical therapy, hospital visits, treatments, medical documents, and x-rays, including names, dates of visits, amount charged and reasons for seeing the medical providers.
Lost work time: Keep a log of all time taken off from work as a result of the accident, including time off for medical treatments and/or the inability to function properly at work due to your injuries. Get a letter from your employer verifying pay and lost time
Lost school time. Document all lost school time and/or inability to continue with school work as you did before the accident.
Photographs: Continue to take photographs of your injuries at different times after the accident. Write the date on the back of the photo.
Witnesses. Contact them for a written statement before too much time lapses.
Other things to remember.
Seek medical attention immediately after an accident!
Do not admit fault immediately after the accident.
Diligently follow through with all medical treatments.
Do not answer any questions from the other side's insurance company or attorney or sign any forms without approval from your attorney.
Do not settle your case until all necessary medical expenses, present and future, are known.
Keep copies of everything (all documents, bills, medical records, etc.).