As an attorney representing people injured in automobile accidents, it
is important to collect as much information regarding the facts of the
accident in addition to the names of witnesses as soon as possible. Frequently,
attorneys are not contacted by accident victims for quite some time following
the collision and much of the valuable information surrounding the accident
has been lost. Good accident attorneys, including the attorneys at Paulson
Coletti, retain investigators as soon possible to obtain and preserve
If you are involved in an automobile accident, even if you choose not to
consult an accident, attorney you should do the following:
- Notify your insurance carrier and file the appropriate documentation with
the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Notify the police while at the scene.
- Obtain the names, phone numbers and addresses of everyone who witnessed
any aspect of the collision.
- Photograph any skid marks and document the final resting positions of vehicles
While it is important to cooperate with your own insurance carrier following
the collision, you are not required to provide the responsible driver’s
insurance carrier with a recorded statement. If in doubt, contact a
car accident attorney before speaking with the other driver’s insurance carrier to ensure
that you understand your rights.
If you have any questions, please contact the attorneys at Paulson Coletti.
We are experienced at representing people injured in automobile collisions.