1. Call the police and always remain on the scene - the police report serves as an official record of the accident, which is very beneficial in determining liability.
2. Do not move your vehicle if at all possible.
3. Take pictures of the accident scene - use your camera or cell phone for documentation.
4. Identify drivers - retrieve the names and addresses of the drivers involved and ask for their telephone numbers. Also get contact information of any witnesses present, as well as their comments or statements.
5. Insurance - exchange insurance information. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
6. Do not admit responsibility - in talking to the police, do not admit liability. Let the investigation determine who is at fault.
7. Seek medical attention - DO NOT CLAIM "NO INJURIES" Injuries are not always immediately apparent.
8. Don't agree to an insurance interview - see #10.
9. Keep a journal of how you feel - physical activity, limitation, lost work wages, expense receipts, etc.
10. Contact the Law Offices of Joe Saienni - with our help, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, lost wages and damage to your vehicle. And we don't ask for any out-of-pocket costs until we recover for you.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT
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