What information should I obtain after a car accident?

January 16, 2010

In order to ensure that you get fair compensation for your injuries and losses, it is important that you document the facts surrounding your car accident. Here are the most important pieces of information you should obtain after you have been in a car accident:

  1. Contact information for the other driver or drivers involved in the car accident including: name, address, telephone number and driver’s license number.
  2. Name of the other driver’s insurance company as well as their policy number and contact information for the insurance company.
  3. Contact information, including names and addresses, of any passengers in the other car(s) involved in the accident.
  4. Make a written record of any statements made by the other driver(s), such as “I’m sorry. This was all my fault.”
  5. The time the accident occurred.
  6. The precise location where the accident occurred, including street names, landmarks and addresses.
  7. The weather conditions at the time of the accident, such as fog or rain.
  8. The name and badge number of the police officer(s) who responded to the accident.
  9. Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and make a written record of the damage as well.

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, one of the first things you should is contact a Texas personal injury lawyer for legal assistance. An experienced Texas personal injury attorney will help you understand your rights and explain your options so you can make the best decision about how to proceed with your accident claim.

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