Oxnard & Ventura Personal Injury Attorneys

Steps to Follow After an Accident

If you have been in an accident, there are steps you should take to ensure that you do not admit to fault that is not yours. Take note of the steps below for what to do in this situation. It is crucial that you follow these in order to avoid further complications in an auto accident.

Immediately following an accident:

  • Call 911. Request that they come to the scene and prepare a traffic collision report.

  • Call emergency personnel. If you have been injured, it is important that you receive prompt medical attention.

  • Get the other driver's information. Name, address, phone number, date of birth and driver’s license number. Write down the other driver’s insurance information including policy number, company name, and phone number.

  • Get other driver's vehicle information. Gather license plate, year, make and model information.

  • Collect information from any witnesses. Include their names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

  • Take photos of the scene of the accident. Pictures of damage to all vehicles in the accident, skid marks on the road, debris and other visible evidence. If at all possible take pictures of the vehicles at their points of rest before they are moved.

  • Do not give any statements to any insurance company until you have first spoken to us. The insurance company is not your friend and will try and obtain any information they can to damage your case.

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