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What to do at the scene of a car accident:

  • STOP immediately, but do not obstruct traffic.
  • ASSIST injured. Have someone call police. Repeat after 5 minutes.
  • SECURE names, phone numbers, addresses of other drivers, witnesses & injured persons.
  • SECURE make, model, license numbers of all cars involved.
  • SKETCH out drawing of scene showing position of cars & other important details.
  • DON’T hastily accept claim settlement at the scene.
  • REMAIN calm, courteous, and consistent in your version of the accident. Notify your insurance agent as soon as possible.

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What do I do in the event of an auto accident?

  • Do not leave the scene of the accident
  • If able, call for assistance
  • Present your information portfolio (driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance) to law enforcement
  • If needed, seek medical attention immediately
  • Contact your insurance carrier within 24 hours

What do I do if I feel immediate pain or discomfort?

  • Neck or back pain should be investigated immediately (it can be indicative of more serious disk damage)
  • The onset of headache pain should also be investigated
  • You may not feel soft tissue damage, such as whiplash injury for 24-72 hours

Do people suffer serious injuries in low impact accidents?

  • Yes, disk damage can occur with impact speeds of 15 mph or less.

Do I need to have an attorney in order to see a doctor?

  • No, if in pain, you can schedule a doctor’s appointment without being represented by an attorney. Seeking qualified medical attention within 72 hours of your accident, if possible, is recommended for proper diagnosis, treatment, and optimal recovery.