While every accident is different, following the steps below can help you prepare yourself for a successful car accident lawsuit:
Check yourself and your passengers for injury. Call 911 immediately if anyone is hurt.
Call the police and wait for them to arrive, even if you do not believe that you have been injured. A police report can corroborate your story and provide you with key evidence.
Exchange information with the other driver(s), but do not admit fault.
Take photos of the vehicles involved in the accident. If possible, take the photos from different angles and include debris, road conditions, and anything else that could be used as evidence in your case.
If possible, move your vehicle out of traffic. If your vehicle is not drivable, wait in a safe place for police to arrive.
Contact your insurance company. Again, do not admit fault. You can provide additional information at a later time.
Seek medical attention, even if you do not feel injured after the accident. Adrenaline can mask pain and other symptoms, and in some cases, symptoms may take days or weeks to develop. Document and seek medical attention for any symptoms that do develop.
Contact a car accident attorney. The sooner you seek expert representation, the sooner you can begin your recovery.