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10 Steps If You're In An Accident
- If you or anyone else is injured, call 9-1-1 right away.
- If a driver doesn’t stop, photograph their license plate if you can do so safely.
- Obtain contact information for witnesses immediately, as witnesses often leave the scene assuming everything is clear, never to be found again.
- Obtain the driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle registration information.
- If there is helpful information, make sure the police officer knows that information as he or she will be evaluating the accident in the Police Report.
- If you think you may be injured, get medical attention right away; don’t wait until the shock wears off. Often people realize their injuries in the hours, days and weeks following an accident.
- Have your attorney handle communications between you and the insurance company to the greatest extent possible.
- Remember that your own insurance policies may apply to the accident, even if you were hit and run.
- Your insurance premiums should not be increased if the accident was not your fault.
- Keep track of your injuries such as by photograph or note. While you may be very mindful of them day by day, they are hard to remember weeks and months later.