Things You Should Not Do After an Accident
Do not leave the scene of the accident before the police arrive.
If you are injured, do not leave the scene until you are evaluated by emergency medical personnel.
If you are physically able, do not forget to take pictures of the vehicles’ location, the damage, and anything else that could provide evidence of fault.
If you are physically able, do not leave the scene without getting the other driver’s automobile insurance information.
If you are physically able, do not leave the scene without getting the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
Do not apologize or admit fault to the other driver. This can and will be used against you at a later date if a lawsuit is ever brought.
Do hire an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Insurance companies are in business to make money and want to pay you as little as possible. They will often try to lowball you to get you to settle. An experienced attorney will know if the offer is too low and can negotiate a fair result for you. Call Jeff Murphy Law today for a free consultation and to get answers to your legal questions.