Top 10 Things To Do After A Car Crash

A car crash happens in a split second, but the accident can have long-lasting ramifications on those involved. Most people do not think about long term effects at the scene of the crash. In most instances, especially in the Midwest, unless someone loses a limb, there is blood loss, or a death occurs at the scene, parties respond to "how are you doing?" with "I'm fine." It can take up to 10 days before parties start to notice symptoms from injuries caused by a crash.

If you were not at fault for the collision, the other driver's insurance company should cover your damages.

However, you need to protect your interests by reporting the accident, collecting pertinent information and seeking representation in a timely manner. To lessen confusion after an accident, we put together a list of the top 10 things Minnesota drivers need to know about successfully navigating the aftermath of an accident.

Top 10 Things To Do After A Car Crash

If you are involved in an auto accident:

  1. Report the accident to the police.
  2. Exchange contact and insurance information with all drivers involved in the collision.
  3. Get names and contact information of all witnesses.
  4. Take photographs of the scene, vehicles and damage.
  5. Wait for the police to arrive at the scene to make a report.
  6. Get treatment if injured and tell your treating provider of the crash.
  7. Report the crash to your insurance company.
  8. Do not give a written or recorded statement to any insurance company without consulting with an attorney first.
  9. Contact a lawyer who represents injured people for a free consultation.
  10. Follow your doctor's advice for treatment.

Schedule Your Free Accident Consultation

Once you are involved in an accident, consult with an attorney before you speak with either your or the other driver's insurance company. The insurer will do everything they can to reduce the amount of money that they compensate you. We aggressively pursue every opportunity to recover compensation and benefits after your accident.

Call the Woodbury office of Bowden Cyr, PLLC, to speak with an attorney who is experienced in representing motor vehicle accident victims at 612-254-6409. You can also schedule your free consultation online. We evaluate your case, and provide you with realistic expectations given your situation.