- Call 911 and give them as much information as possible.
If anyone is injured, ask for an ambulance immediately.
- Take steps to make sure that no one is in immediate danger
of being injured further by other cars. If you are stuck
in the middle of traffic and can get to the side of the
road without risk of further significant injury, do so immediately.
- Get the names and phone numbers of:
a. Any and all witnesses (including passengers, pedestrians,
drivers, other car drivers who may have stopped to offer
b. the drivers and passengers involved;
c. the ambulance personnel;
d. all drivers license numbers;
e. car tag numbers;
f. make and model and year of each automobile;
g. copy the insurance information on each person’s
h. police officers at the scene and their cards;
- If there were emergency medical professionals at the
accident, write down what the medical professionals said
about each person’s injuries and what you personally
observed about each person’s injuries.
- Write down the weather conditions, time of day, and any
excited or off-the-cuff statements made by anyone at the
scene relevant to who was at fault.
- Make a list of all damages to your vehicle and the other
- When you can take pictures of all of your injuries and
your automobile. Do this even if you need to send someone
to the salvage yard.
- Get a copy of the police report.
- Get a copy of all of your medical records from the doctors
and hospitals which examined you.
- Keep all of your medical bills that were caused by the
accident in a file.