Auto collisions are traumatic and usually leave victims with property damage, medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
What should you do after a collision? (1) Call the police; (2) take pictures of the scene of the collision, damage to the vehicles, and any visible injuries; (3) get the other driver's information - name, insurance info, driver's license info, license plate, etc.; (4) get information from any eye witnesses and make sure they stick around to take to the police offer; and (5) seek medical attention, even if you initially think your injuries are only minor.
What shouldn't you do? (1) Admit fault, even if your first instinct is to apologize; (2) move your vehicle before the cops arrive (unless the law requires otherwise); (3) give a recorded statement to the other driver's insurance company; and (4) accept a settlement offer before you've hired a lawyer.
If you've been injured in an auto collision that was somebody else's fault, give us a call at 253.858.5434 to make an appointment for a free initial consultation right away.