Safety First; 2. Call Police and Exchange Information; 3. Take Photos; 4. Seek Immediate Medical Attention; 5. Call an Experienced Attorney
After a crash, make sure that you are a safe place before getting out of your car. Making sure that it is safe to exit your vehicle is your number one priority. If it is not safe, then take a photo or video while you are still inside your car, to document the car positions before you move your vehicles.
Call the Police and Exchange Information
Once you are safe and have had an opportunity to speak with the at fault driver, call the police and paramedics, if necessary. Then exchange information with the at fault driver. It is best to take a clear photograph with your phone of the other driver's insurance card, driver's license and license plate number.
One of the best things you can next do, is take pictures of the damages to both of the cars. Be sure to take close up shots, as well as photos of the cars from a distance. This way, you can document the damage, before any repairs or alterations are made. Also, feel free to take video. The more evidence you have, the better.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
If you have suffered any injury, seek immediate medical attention, either at your local hospital or quick care center.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
Once you have done all of the above steps, contact an experienced personal injury attorney, to make sure that your rights are protected. Consultations are always free. The insurance company will try to trample on your rights, make sure you have someone protecting you.
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