What should I do immediately after a car crash?

If you are involved in a car crash, your first concern should be your safety and the safety of others traveling with you. If you are able to do so, move your car out of the path of traffic so as to reduce the likelihood of being struck by another car. (You should not move if you believe you have a head, neck, or spine injury unless your life is in immediate danger.) Summon medical assistance unless you are absolutely sure that you did not suffer any injuries whatsoever. Next, obtain the name, contact information, and insurance information from every other driver involved in the crash. You should also obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses at the scene of the crash who say they saw the accident occur. Finally, if you have a camera or camera-equipped smartphone, take pictures of the scene of the crash, the damage to the vehicles, and your injuries. This information and evidence can be extremely beneficial to your attorney and to your car crash lawsuit.

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