When a car accident takes place, situations can go from bad to worse. Safety should be prioritized to prevent such things. After the incident, check yourself and your passenger if injuries were sustained. It’s also wise to check out other people who are involved in the incident if at all possible. The movement of the people who have accidental injuries needs to be lessened.

Leave your vehicle in the right position of the accident if it is not a safety concern. It would be best to move the car to another area if it’s in a place that might trigger another accident. Take note of every vital details before anything is moved, however if you have any device that can take images, then photograph the scenario.

It is usually far better to contact the police station initially. It would be difficult for you to escape from the situation if it’s not reported. Acquiring the thorough report from a law enforcement officer is essential. For the sake of all the parties involved, the motorist’s information is included generally in most accident reports. They would obtain the driver’s name, the contact details, the license number of the driver, the policy number as well as the insurance provider. Make sure that all these particulars are listed because they are extremely important. Gather the information yourself if the police object to supply you a duplicate of the report because this is very critical. Additionally, you also need to collect details from all the autos involved in the accident such as the model, the manufacturer of the car, the plate number, the color, and so forth.

If you get involved in a car accident, it is essential to call your insurance company. The car insurance agency will work as the mediator between you and other motorists who are included in the accident that is why they need to gather all the related information. It is also a great idea to call a qualified attorney in order to have somebody who is well schooled in all of the regulations and rules that follow a personal injury law suit. The legal professional will assure that your interests are guarded, and they will fight in your part for you to get a beneficial arrangement. They will be able to instruct you and direct you through the procedure in order to be sure that you will be able to get all of details that you’ll need in order to be able to successfully proceed with your law suit.

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.