What do I do if I am involved in a motor vehicle accident?
Do not leave the scene.
Always call the police.
Request emergency medical services if someone is injured. If the police will not come to the scene or fail to arrive, make a report of the accident the local police department. If you have a cell phone with a camera, take photos of the scene and the vehicles involved in the accident. Obtain the following information from the other driver(s) involved in the accident: name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, license plate number, insurance information (company name and policy number). If there are any witnesses, obtain their name, address, and phone number.
- Only give a statement to an insurance company after seeking legal advice.
- If you have been injured, contact my office to ensure that your legal rights are preserved. You will receive a free consultation and legal advice regarding your options.