The occurrence of a car accident could cause a cascade of unfortunate situations. Safety should be prioritized to avoid such things. After the incident, evaluate yourself and your passenger if injuries were sustained. When possible then you need to proceed to check on the other individuals who were involved in the incident. Make sure that anyone that may have accidental injuries moves as little as probable, and minimize your movement.

If it’s not going to bargain your safety further, then leave your vehicle in the right place of the accident. It would be far better to move the car to a different area if it’s in a place that might cause another accident. Before anything is moved from its original position, ensure that you photographed the scene or note down important details if cams aren’t available.

Calling the authorities after the accident is the first thing that you have to do. An unreported accident can become and extremely sticky situation. A law enforcement officer can help you in acquiring a comprehensive report about the incident. Nearly all incident reports will have a section where the motorist’s information is stipulated for all parties involved. They would acquire the driver’s name, the contact details, the license number of the driver, the policy number as well as the insurance provider. It is vitally important to make certain that these are accumulated because they might be put in great use afterwards. The information is important so if the officer does not give you a copy of the report on scene than make sure to accumulate the details yourself. Also make sure to note the license plate number, maker, model, and color of all of the vehicles involved.

If you get involved in a car accident, it is essential to contact your insurance provider. The car insurance agency will function as the mediator between you and other motorists who are involved in the incident that is why they need to gather all the relevant details. It is also a smart idea to call a qualified attorney in order to have someone who is well educated in all of the regulations and rules that follow a physical injury law suit. The chances of obtaining a advantageous negotiation are higher if you are guided by seasoned legal professional. In order for you to be successful in your case, you have to equipped with all the knowledge about the case, and your attorney can direct you through out the procedure.

Victoria Pynchon is an attorney-mediator and arbitrator. She is also a principal in the She Negotiates Consulting and Training firm for which her blog “She Negotiates” is named. In addition to writing for the Forbes.com legal blog “On the Docket,” Pynchon also authored the book “A is for A**hole, the Grownups' ABCs of Conflict Resolution.