4 Most Important Steps
First, if you are able to do so, collect any evidence of the accident. This may include paperwork such as a police accident report, insurance, and contact information for the other driver, hospital and ambulance records, and photographs of the accident scene. Any documentation that supports your version of how the accident occurred will be helpful to your attorneys.
Second, write down as much as you can remember about the accident. This could be a description of what happened, the times that events occurred, such as when the police or ambulance arrived. It’s best to make notes of this information as soon as possible after the accident, while your memory is fresh; the longer you wait to chronicle the accident, the more likely it is that you may forget crucial details, such as whether the other driver made a statement to you about the accident.
Third, make a list of potential witnesses along with their contact information. This may include each person riding in the car with you or the other driver, anyone who saw what happened, and the police, firefighters or medical personnel who responded to the scene. These people may be able to help your attorney put together your claim for damages.
Fourth — and most importantly — do not speak to the other driver or their insurance representative about the accident. If they want to speak to you, you can simply tell them that you are considering filing a lawsuit and that they can talk to your attorney. Allowing your lawyer to handle conversations with insurance adjusters and other parties will help to ensure that you obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Of course, if you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you may not be able to take these steps; these are only suggestions for anyone who is capable of gathering this information.
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