Automobile Accidents

(Please print this page and put a copy
in your car’s glove box

It’s easy to become distressed and confused after a motor vehicle accident. To protect yourself from being taken advantage of by the at fault driver and insurance companies, do the following:

  1. Call 911 and report the accident. If you are injured, request medical aid. Remain in your vehicle if you are on a busy highway or other roadway where passing traffic could cause you further injury.
  2. Exchange information with the other driver. Be sure to get the full name, address, telephone number, and license plate number, as well as the name of the other driver’s insurance company and their insurance policy number. Do not discuss the facts of the accident with the other driver, say that you are sorry or admit fault, and do not argue with the other driver.
  3. Make a statement only to the responding law enforcement personnel. If no police are called to the scene, file a written accident report as soon as possible.
  4. Contact your own insurance company. You should not discuss the accident with anyone other than law enforcement or your own insurance company. Do not give a statement to any representative of the other driver’s insurance company. You are not required to do so.
  5. If possible, take photos of the vehicles at the accident scene, or have someone take photos for you.
  6. Call Davies Pearson.

It is important to have experienced legal counsel when you are dealing with insurance companies. They are not looking out for your best interests and will try to settle your claims for as little as possible. Davies Pearson will deal with the insurance companies for you, and if necessary, represent you in court to make sure you get just compensation for your injuries and damages. Contact us today. (Back to Personal Injury)