I was involved in a motor vehicle collision, what should I do?

  • Firstly, whether you were at fault or not, you should immediately call the police and file a police report. Additionally, it is beneficial to personally obtain the contact information (name, address and telephone number) of everyone involved and any potential witnesses that observed the motor vehicle collisions and the conditions of the road way that day.
  • Secondly, you should take photographs of the cars involved in the motor vehicle collision and the motor vehicle collision scene. You should also take pictures of any injuries that you may have suffered as a result of the motor vehicle collision.
  • Thirdly, it is very important that you seek medical treatment at your earliest convenience if you have any inclination that you may have been injured in anyway as a result of the motor vehicle collision. Any slight pain that you are feeling after the accident may be a sign of a serious medial injuries. That is why you should let a doctor examine you to eliminate the possibility of future medical impairments. By seeking immediate medial attention, you are creating a record and documentation that will support your bodily injury claim. This is important because many times insurance companies will attempt to argue that you did not suffer any injuries.
  • Lastly, you should report the claim to your insurance provider. This is a requirement to comply with your insurance contract, and may provide additional coverage if you are not able to receive coverage under the at fault driver’s insurance policy.
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