12 Things You Should Do After A Car Accident

The things you do or don't do in the first few days after an auto accident can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. Here are 12 things you should do after an accident to protect your rights:

  1. Seek medical attention for anyone who is injured. Be careful not to move anyone who may have suffered a neck or back injury, as this can cause further injury.
  2. Report the accident to police by calling 911 if you are able.
  3. Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver if you are able.
  4. Obtain contact information for any witnesses who saw the accident if you are able. This can be important in establishing who was at fault.
  5. Take pictures of vehicle damage, skid marks and any debris on the roadway or ask someone to take pictures for you. Also take pictures of the interior of your car showing any damage or items thrown forward in the vehicle.
  6. Seek medical attention even if you do not feel seriously injured. You may not feel the pain of an injury until several days after an accident.
  7. Report the accident to your insurance company and follow the instructions you receive for obtaining personal injury protection (PIP) benefits.
  8. Seek advice from a lawyer who regularly handles car accident cases, especially if you think you may have suffered a serious injury.
  9. Do not provide a recorded statement to the other driver's insurance company. You may say things that will damage your case.
  10. Do not sign any releases without legal advice.
  11. Follow up on medical treatment to ensure you recover as fully as possible from your injuries.
  12. Keep a journal of how your injuries affect your daily living.

Speak To A Lawyer At Johnson & Montas P.A.

The attorneys of Johnson & Montas P.A. offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions after an auto accident. Call 321-307-2048 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We offer home and hospital visits. From our office in Rockledge, we represent people injured in all types of accidents in Brevard County and across Florida.

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