When you’re in a car accident, what happens next? What should you do if you’re the cause of the accident? You can try to shift the blame to the other driver, but this rarely works. First, collect evidence. If possible, photograph the scene of the accident and get the names and contact information of witnesses. You can also get the insurance information of the other driver. You can also contact them to get their side of the story.
Once you’ve collected all the information, call 911 and ask for help. You can call the police to find out who caused the accident, or you can call 911 yourself. In some cases, the other driver may try to persuade you not to report the accident. Remember that they’ll likely have a lot of points on their license, so you don’t want to get in trouble for not calling them.
Once you’ve been contacted by the police, comply with their requests for evidence. Record all details of the accident, as accurately as possible. Evidence is essential for a good case, and the more you have, the better. Also, get the names and contact information of any other party involved in the collision. Get the names of witnesses as well. It helps if you can get a copy of the police report.
If the other party is at fault in the accident, call 911. The police will make an official report and take statements from witnesses. Your attorney will need this documentation to support your case in court. The accident may also be the subject of a personal injury lawsuit. In such a case, it is vital that you have medical records to prove your injuries. So, what happens after a car accident that is your fault?