What Should I Do First if I Have Been Injured?

The most important thing is that you must give notice to the insurance company within 14 days of the accident and see a doctor, otherwise, you have no claim.

Seeking medical treatment is a priority after any type of traffic accident. Even if you do not feel that you suffered an injury it is still a good idea to go see a doctor. Some serious injuries do not manifest immediately. A doctor will be able to detect whether you suffered any injury.

If possible, you should also:

  • Write where the accident happened
  • Gather insurance information, names, and contact numbers of all parties involved and of any witnesses
  • Request copies of all accident reports and photos including the police report
  • Keep all medical records and receipts from the treatment
  • Never admit guilt for the accident
  • Notify your insurance company, but do not give a recorded or written statement to the insurance company without first talking to an auto accident lawyer
  • Do not sign any official document

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