The first thing you need to do is to remember to stay at the scene and request medical help. Having a medical professional review your health at this point is vital, so you can prove the extent of your injuries and get the treatment you need. Remember to check on all drivers or passengers involved in the wreck; don’t move anyone from the vehicles unless there is a direct hazard that could lead to further injuries.
After that, make sure to call the police. They should come to the scene to make an official report. Exchange information with the other driver, witnesses and passengers if you are able to while you wait. Remember not to apologize, especially if the accident wasn’t your fault. An apology can be an admittance of fault, and that could end up costing you money in the end.
Take photos of the scene if you can, and then talk to your insurance company. Obtain the police report to show who has been found to be at fault for the accident. Get a valuation of the damage that has been caused, and make sure not to take the first settlement offer you’re made; your attorney should look over any offer to make sure it’s fair. Our website has more information on this topic, so you can protect yourself after a collision.