What to do If you are Involved in a Car Accident

  1. The first thing to do is call the police if anyone might be injured or if any of the drivers appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  2. Record the information of all of the other drivers and vehicles. You can use a cell phone to take pictures of the documentation and license plates.
  3. You should also record the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of passengers and witnesses and record some details about the scene of the accident.
  4. Contact your insurance company to report the accident

What Not to do

  1. Do not leave the scene without stopping and exchanging information with the other drivers involved.
  2. Do not argue with other drivers and passengers. Wait for the police to arrive and tell them what happened.
  3. Do not admit fault or take responsibility, or promise to pay for any damage.
  4. Do not accept any offer for direct payment for damage from other

Contact a personal injury lawyer such as McNally Gervan to obtain a free consultation on the benefits available and to understand your rights after an accident