2 Things to Do After an Accident

1 June 2020
 Categories: Law, Blog

When you are in a car accident, you are going to end up with all kinds of problems. Even if your accident was a small accident, you are going to end up having to deal with all kinds of things, from trying to deal with your insurance to having to handle the repairs on your vehicle. No matter how mild or severe your accident was, there are things that you need to do in order to protect yourself if you have to go to court, and to make sure that you have what you need. If you have gathered up all these things at the time of your accident, your attorney will be able to better help you, and will be able to help you sooner. 

Driver and Witness Information

One of the things that you can do is get information from the driver of the other car or cars, as well as information from any witnesses you can talk to, which would also include any passengers in other vehicles or anyone who stopped and told you that they saw something. When it comes to the driver, you want to make sure that you have their name, address, license number, and all insurance information. If you can, take a picture of it with your phone, and then save it to a cloud or similar drive. That way, you won't lose any paper that it's on, and you will have the information even if something happens to your phone. For witnesses, you need to get their name and contact information, and ask them to write down what they saw. 

Pictures of Damage

Another thing that you should do is to take as many pictures of the damage of your car, the other car or cars, and any property damage that happened due to the accident. You want to take those pictures on the day that the accident happened, if at all possible. The longer you wait to take those pictures, the harder it is to prove that the damage came from your accident, which can make it harder for you to get a settlement because of your accident. 

If you have been in an accident, you may need to go to an auto accident injury lawyer to help you get what you deserve, or to protect you from the insurance company or other drivers from coming after you and trying to get money out of you. If that happens, if you have taken some precautions the day of the accident, then you are going to be better off.