Steps to Take Following a Car Accident

When you are involved in a car accident, what you do in the moments, days, and even weeks following can have a direct impact on your ability to collect proper compensation. The personal injury attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss offer the following list of dos and don’ts to help ensure you take all proper steps to protect yourself and collect the full compensation you are due.

Following a car accident, do:

  • Contact 911 & Cooperate with all emergency personnel
  • Get the name, drivers license number, insurance and contact information of all involved drivers
  • Get the make, model, license plate, and VIN number of all involved vehicles
  • Get the name and contact information of any witnesses
  • Take pictures of the scene from multiple angles
  • Contact your own insurance company

Do not:

  • Admit fault to anyone
  • Suggest payment options
  • Begin working on compensation with insurance

As soon as possible following an accident you will want to see your physician for a thorough examination. Some injuries may not be detected on the scene of the accident but will still require medical attention.

Insurance companies are in the business of making a profit. We are in the business of helping victims of car accidents get fair compensation. Before you accept an offer from insurance, talk to us – we can help you determine how much your case is really worth and fight tooth and nail to secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

To schedule your free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today. We serve New Hampshire and Vermont from our office in Orford.


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