Being in accident and suffering an injury is never a good thing. What do you do?
1. If anyone saw the accident, get their name and telephone number, address and e-mail address.
2. Take photographs of the accident scene and any vehicles. Make sure you photograph the damaged portion of the vehicles.
3. Do not give a statement to the other parties’ insurance company or lawyer until you have talked to a lawyer.
3. Do not admit liability, even partial fault until you have talked to a lawyer.
4. Report the accident. For example, if the accident happened on someone’s property, report it to the Manager and ensure that an entry is made in the Accident Report Book and obtain a copy of the report if possible. If you are driving, call the police.
5. If you or any person involved in the accident is injured, seek medical advice as soon as possible. Call an ambulance if necessary.
6. Check to see if there are any still or video cameras that may have recorded what happened, before you leave the scene. If the cameras appear to be owned by a business get the business owner’s name and address and notify the owner that you want a copy of the video or photographs.
7. If you believe the accident was not your fault, seek independent legal advice from a law firm which handles personal injury cases such as Wampler & Souder, LLC.