What To Do and Not To Do After a Car Accident

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<ul><li><p>WHAT TO DOAND NOT TODO AFTER ACARACCIDENT CONSOLE &amp; HOLLAWELL P.C. </p><p>http://www.myinjuryattorney.com/http://www.myinjuryattorney.com/pages/dos-and-donts-after-a-car-accident/</p></li><li><p>DO SEEA PHYSICIAN</p><p>Call 911 right away for serious</p><p>injuries</p><p>Even if you believe your injuries are</p><p>not serious you should still see a</p><p>doctor </p></li><li><p>DO CALL THE POLICERIGHT AWAY</p><p>You need a document stating that the</p><p>accident occured</p><p>Call even if the damage seems minor</p><p>If the other driver apologizes and asks you</p><p>not to call, still call the police</p><p>Everyone involved in the accident should</p><p>wait for the police to arrive</p></li><li><p>DO COLLECTEVIDENCE </p><p>Write down names and contact</p><p>information of everyone who saw the</p><p>accident</p><p>Take pictures of the damage and</p><p>scene</p></li><li><p>DO CALL YOURINSURANCE PROVIDER </p><p>You are required to tell them of the</p><p>accident right away</p><p>But you should only give them the</p><p>basic facts </p></li><li><p>DO CALL A PERSONALINJURY LAWYER </p><p>Don't let the insurance company take</p><p>advantage of you</p><p>Most people who take care of the claim</p><p>on their own only get a fraction of the</p><p>money they deserve</p></li><li><p>DON'T GIVE MORE INFOTHAN YOU ARE LEGALLYREQUIRED</p><p>The insurance adjuster is not your friend.</p><p>They will twist anything you say, no matter</p><p>how small, against you. </p></li><li><p>DON'T PLAY DOWNYOUR INJURIES</p><p>You might not feel the pain right away but it</p><p>is important not to assume they are minor</p><p>or that the injury will go away on it's own. </p></li><li><p>DON'T HESITATE TO GETWITNESS STATEMENTS</p><p>The details from witnesses could help</p><p>support your claim so it is important to get</p><p>them as soon as the accident happens so</p><p>every detail is fresh in their mind. </p></li><li><p>DON'T ACCEPT LESSTHAN WHAT YOUDESERVE</p><p>Accepting their first offer means not being</p><p>able to ask for more money later on. Which</p><p>means you won't get help with the income</p><p>you lost and your growing medical bills.</p></li><li><p>DON'T JUST LET THEOTHER CAR DRIVE OFF</p><p>You can not trust that the other driver is</p><p>giving you their correct information. Make</p><p>sure they wait for the police to arrive so</p><p>their info can be verified. </p></li></ul>