It is very easy for an awful scenario to become even worse when it comes to a car accident. Safety must be prioritized to prevent such things. Initially, examine yourself and other passengers for possible injuries after the accident occur. If other people are involved in the accident, then you need to also try examining their state. Keep in mind movement needs to be minimized if the individual got accidental injuries.

There is no need to move your car if it doesn’t affect security in any means. The vehicles may be in a position that may be dangerous if left and in this case it is vital to try to move the vehicles to a safe place. Before anything is moved from its original position, make sure that you photographed the scene or note down vital details if cams aren’t accessible.

It is usually better to call the police station first. It’s vital to report the incident because failing to do this will put you in a very sticky scenario. A law enforcement officer can help you in getting a comprehensive report regarding the accident. Nearly all accident reports will have a part where the motorist’s information is stated for all parties involved. This will include the name of the driver, driver’s license number, contact details, insurance provider, and policy number. Make sure to check and find out that this details has been filled out. The specifics of the accident are extremely important that is why you need to accumulate them yourself if ever the officer failed to offer you a duplicate of the report. Also be sure to note the license plate number, maker, model, and color of all of the cars involved.

Insurance is very important when you had a car accident, so see to it that you contact your insurance provider. Aside from gathering the related details about the incident, the car insurance agency will also serve as a mediator between you and other parties included in the accident. Hiring the services of a lawyer that are experts in personal injury law suit is a very sensible action since scenarios like this will certainly result in litigation. The possibilities of obtaining a favorable negotiation are higher if you are directed by seasoned lawyer. They will be capable to educate you and guide you through the process in order to be sure that you will be able to acquire all of information that you’ll want 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.