If you have been in an accident, the first and most important step is to ensure that you take care of yourself and anyone injured. Obtain medical attention as needed and call police for assistance.
If possible, take photos of the scene, your vehicle, injuries, and other vehicles and injuries involved. Take notes on the names and contact information not only of those involved in the accident, but any witnesses and police officers on the scene. Photographs and witness information can be vital to proving your claim.
Do not speak with any insurance companies without first consulting an experienced car accident lawyer. You are not legally required to speak with the other driver’s insurance representatives. Remember: these representatives do not work for you and do not have your interests in mind. Their job is to minimize the amount of money the insurance company will pay.