1. Exchange information with other drivers.
Drivers license, telephone numbers, car registration, insurance information.
2. Call the police.
Police reports often become valuable for your claim if the other driver alters the story about who's responsible for the accident.
3. Take photos of the scene.
Pictures, including all vehicles involved, injured parties and conditions that may have contributed to the accident.
4. Get witness information.
Names, addresses and telephone numbers.
5. Don't discuss the accident with the other drivers.
Never admit fault at the scene. Any statements made at the scene can be used against you.
6. Do not sign any paper given to you by the other driver or their insurance company without first seeking legal advice.
Your valuable rights and benefits under your own insurance policy can be lost as result.
7. Call your attorney if you are injured or the damages are extensive.
An experienced personal injury attorney can advise you of your legal rights and obligations — and also determine who was at fault and may help you get compensation for your damages and injuries.
If you need a car accident attorney and are located in or near San Gabriel Valley, California, we welcome you to call the Law Offices of Laurence P. Posner. Based in Alhambra, we also work with injured individuals and their families throughout greater Los Angeles and Orange County. Because we know you may need legal help immediately after an accident, we are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to help. Read more here about our car accident attorney services.
Free Traffic Accident Information Card • 交通意外信息卡
If you haven't been in an accident but know the importance of being prepared, count your blessings and download our Free Traffic Accident Information Card • 交通意外信息卡 and information on what to do after an accident to keep in your glovebox. We hope this gives you some peace of mind that you'll be prepared to protect yourself in the event an accident occurs.