Auto Accidents

If you are involved in an accident, do not leave the accident scene without having the police come to write a report. Often times, police officers do not like to write a report, especially if the accident seems minor. However, it is always in your best interest to insist that a police report be written. Make sure that you get the name, address and telephone number of the other driver. Do not rely on the police officer to get this information for you. You should always do the same when it comes to witnesses of the accident even if those witnesses were passengers of the other vehicle.

Get photographs! Photographs of both vehicles would be ideal. However, it is often difficult to get photos of the other driver's car. At a minimum, make sure that you get clear photographs of the damage to your vehicle from all angles. I suggest that people take an entire roll of film

Insurance? You should also get the other driver's insurance information, including their policy number and the name of their insurance company. Do not rely on the police officer to get this information for you. It is also important that you call an attorney right away before speaking with anyone from the insurance company

Injured? If you think that you may be injured, go to the emergency room. It is better to be safe than sorry. If you are involved in an accident and do not go to the emergency room, only to later suffer from a great deal of pain, someone might call into question the veracity of your claim.

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