If you are physically able, the first thing you should do if you’re involved in an accident is look around for any witnesses. Get their names and contact information, as you might need them later on. If you have a smartphone, it is a good idea to take photos of the scene of the accident. Make sure you get the other driver’s information, and write down his/her license plate’s number.
Make sure you call the police, and if you feel pain, call an ambulance. Many times, you can suffer a serious injury, like a traumatic brain injury, that is not obvious right away. A medical examination can save your life.
When you are released from the hospital, follow-up as soon as possible with your treating physician to get a diagnosis. Should you be impaired, you need to seek out the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney sooner rather than later. Make sure you turn over the names of witnesses, photos from the accident, and any diagnostic tests to your attorney so that he/she can do a preliminary case evaluation.