MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

   

7 THINGS TO DO IN CAR ACCIDENT

1) CALL THE POLICE

  • Notify the police that you were in a car accident and give your full cooperation in  completing the police report.
  • ​Identify any factors that may have contributed to the accident.
  • Identify any witnesses.
  • Inform the officer of any injuries or if you are experiencing pain.

​​2) EXCHANGE INFORMATION

3) GET MEDICAL TREATMENT

  • If you are injured get treatment right away!
  • If you wait, the insurance company will question whether your injuries are related to this accident.
  • Many people will feel some discomfort after a car accident but not everyone will follow up.

​​4) TAKE PICTURES

  • If you are capable, take photographs of the accident scene, the position of the vehicles, the roadway, and any damage to the vehicles.
  • Photograph any visible injuries, such as cuts and bruises.
  • If possible, try to position a newspaper in the background to confirm the date of the photographs.

5) FILE AN MV104

  • Filing a police report creates a record of your account of the accident.
  • The insurance companies may view these when investigating a claim.

6) FILE A NO-FAULT APPLICATION

  • You have 30 days from the date of the accident to file this form.
  • No-fault benefits are payments that YOUR insurance company will make for medical treatments if you are injured.

7) TALK TO AN ATTORNEY

  • An experienced team of personal injury attorneys can explain the options available to you and help get you on the path to recovery.
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