Immediately Following Accident

1. Don’t make admissions to anyone concerning liability.

2. If you talk to a police officer, be careful. In some cases, an accident may result in criminal liability. It is advisable to speak to an attorney in such cases before speaking to anyone else.

3. Take photographs of the scene and/or your injuries as soon as possible.

4. Go to the doctor immediately if you feel you need it. In most cases, if you have a severe accident, it is advisable to go to a doctor even if you don’t feel you need it.

5. Collect telephone information or contact information of witnesses

6. Begin documenting immediately any lost wages or pain and suffering that you might be experiencing.

7. Talk to an attorney as soon as possible. In some cases, valuable evidence is either lost or intentionally hidden or erased before either an attorney or an expert hired by an attorney can look at it. In some cases, you might not even know what evidence you should be looking for. An attorney can help. Be proactive.

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