Accident Checklist

Car Accident Attorney in Auburn, WA

We understand that emotions run high at the time of a motor vehicle accident. 

It can be hard to gather your thoughts. However, it is important to start gathering the information you need to document the incident thoroughly.
Here is an accident checklist we have compiled to help you in this situation if your injuries allow. These steps will help you at the scene of the accident and will also help you present a claim for compensation:
  • Assess the situation.
  • Move vehicles out of the path of traffic if you can do so safely.
  • Insist on contacting the police.  Call 911 and seek medical attention as needed from the scene or after the accident.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) and get contact information of any witnesses.
  • Take photos of the scene and the property damage to your vehicle and all other vehicles involved.
  • Inform the officer of your injuries.
  • Do not admit fault.
  • If police did not arrive at the scene, file a collision report with the State Patrol.
  • You will need to contact your insurance company, but you are well-advised to speak to an attorney first.

Once the accident has been reported, the insurance companies will have professionals start an investigation. Often the insurance company for the other party will request that you give a recorded statement. Again, you should  speak to a personal injury attorney before providing such a statement. Although this statement may seem harmless, you must remember that what you say will be used against you.

If you have been injured, you may be entitled to bring a claim for personal injury against the at-fault party. 

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Contact us for a free initial consultation.

We will evaluate your claim, discuss the legal process and answer all your questions.



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