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Immediately after an automobile accident, your adrenaline is pumping and your mind is racing. Without having a clear head, this is the hardest time to think of the next steps to take. Commit these key factors to memory: They’re the most important when it comes to taking care of the present issues and preparing for what lay ahead.
(1) Insist that a report be filed with the police, sheriff or highway patrol. Fully cooperate with the investigating officers.
(2) Obtain the name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and driver’s license number of any and all other persons involved in the accident.
(3) Also get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses.
(4) Photograph the accident scene, including all vehicles involved (before repairing) and any visible injuries (cuts, bruises).
(5) Talk to no one about the accident or injuries other than the police, your doctor or lawyer, especially not an insurance adjuster.
(6) Sign nothing without consulting with an attorney.
(7) Seek medical attention and tell your physician or surgeon exactly how the injury occurred and describe all symptoms and complaints.
(8) Be sure to report memory problems, confusion or disorientation, however minor these things may seem at the time.
(9) Be sure to tell the physicians about all of your prior injuries, accidents and health conditions when being treated.