Act quickly after being injured in an accident. If it’s a car accident, it’s your obligation to call 911 to report injuries, significant property damage, and any suspicion of a crime like drunk driving. Assess yourself for injuries and accept medical help at the scene of the accident.
Next, seize the opportunity to gather photo and video evidence from the scene of the accident, if you can. This includes gathering the contact information of the person who hurt you. Get contact info from witnesses too. If the incident involves the police, ask about obtaining a copy of the police report.
Although insurance could be involved in your accident, don’t talk to the insurance company until you choose a personal injury lawyer. The things you say and do after an accident can help or hurt your chances at compensation for the accident. Stay off social media and don’t talk about what happened until you speak to your lawyer.