it's your responsibility to collect as much information as possible in order to protect your legal rights. Carry a disposable camera with you in your automobile and take pictures of the scene of the accident and any applicable injuries or damage. Make sure to get the full name, address, driver's license, vehicle identification, insurance policy and license plate information of any other involved drivers. Speak to any witnesses and get their contact information.
Finally, call the police and request a copy of the police report. This ensures that the details of your auto accident will be recorded by an impartial party and reduces the chance of the other driver leaving the scene.
Above all, remain calm when at the scene of an auto accident. Never admit fault or speak to any insurance representative about your claim. This dramatically reduces your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries and can endanger your legal rights. Seek your own medical care immediately to document and treat any injuries. Then set about protecting your legal rights by hiring an experienced accident attorney. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, contact the law offices of Jones & Stephens.