The occurrence of a car accident could result to a cascade of unfortunate situations. Safety needs to be prioritized to prevent such things. Initially, check yourself and other passengers for probable injuries after the accident happen. If other people are involved in the accident, then you should also try examining their condition. The movement of the people who have accidental injuries must be minimized.

There is no need to move your vehicle if it doesn’t affect security in any ways. It would be far better to move the vehicle to another area if it’s in a position that might trigger another accident. Try to take photos when possible before anything is moved, but if not make notes of anything that you may think is even remotely vital to the circumstance.

Calling the police after the incident is the first thing that you need to do. It would be difficult for you to get out of the situation if it’s not reported. It’s a far better idea to get a report that is written up by a law enforcement officer documenting the main parts of information. The information of the motorist is included in the accident report with regard to the parties involved. The name of the motorist, the insurance company, the policy number contact details, as well as the license number is included. See to it that all these particulars are listed because they are extremely important. Accumulate the details yourself if the police refuse to give you a copy of the report because this is very critical. The color, the plate numbers, the model, the manufacturer and the plate numbers of the autos included should also be collected.

Your insurance company is one of the most important calls to make in the process of a car accident scenario. The car insurance agency will take all of the details regarding the accident and be the go between for you and the other motorists involved in the incident. It is also a smart idea to contact a certified attorney in order to have someone who is well educated in all of the regulations and rules that follow a personal injury law suit. The attorney will be able to fight for you and make sure that your best interests are looked out for ultimately. In order for you to be successful in your lawsuit, you need to equipped with all the knowledge about the case, and your legal professional can direct you through out the process.

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.