What do I do if I am injured in an accident?

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, it’s important to do the following:

Seek appropriate medical attention right away, and then follow your doctor or chiropractor’s recommendations.

Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.

Stick around for the Troopers or police if your medical condition permits. It’s helpful for the law enforcement people to get involved. They have the training and experience to analyze this type of situation. They will reconstruct what happened during the accident, assign fault, take photos, and collect contact information of participants and witnesses. This all gets written up in an accident report. This report can be very useful later when you and your attorney assess what evidence you have to support your personal injury claim.

Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle, any injuries, and the scene of the accident. These may be useful later if you need to file a claim.

Contact your insurance company to report the accident.

Contact a personal injury attorney to learn what your rights and options are.

Jot down in a separate journal how the accident occurred and how your body was affected.  Update this journal every now and then to describe your recovery.

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