Your First Steps After a Car Crash

The first thing you should do after a car crash is report the crash and your injuries to the police. Many times people will not contact the police, which can make it difficult for witness statements to be obtained.

Second, you should get all of the contact information of everyone at the scene of the accident. Don’t assume the police officer will do this for you. 

Third, take photographs or video of the scene. These can come in handy later on in the case if the other driver claims you’re at fault. 

Finally, get medical treatment. In the eyes of the law, your injuries do not exist unless they are documented by a licensed doctor.