What Information Should I Get After A Car Accident?

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If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, there is certain information that can be very useful in protecting your rights. After the police and any necessary medical help have been called, it is important to collect the following information:

  1. The full name, address, phone number, driver's license number and insurance information for all drivers, passengers, vehicle owners and eye-witnesses.
  2. Whether any of the drivers appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  3. Location, date and time of the accident.
  4. A detailed description of the accident, including what happened, which direction the vehicles were heading, weather conditions, any injuries and what was damaged.
  5. Several photos at different angles of the damage caused to the vehicles.
  6. Several photos of the scene of the accident.
  7. Any problems with vehicles not caused by the accident, such as broken lights or worn-down tires.

You should be sure to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.  If your case has value, an experienced car accident attorney will likely be able to obtain monetary compensation that you need and deserve, which usually is significantly more than what you may be able to obtain without using such an attorney.