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Checklist of Auto Accident

 Checklist of Auto Accident:

1. Check if you or your passengers are injured in the car accident. Do not hesitate to call “999” if you need medical assistance or if someone else needs it. If someone is unconscious, it is best not to move them unless absolutely necessary. Move may worsen your injury. If you have to move someone injured, make sure at all times hold the head and neck of the person injured.
2. Move to a safe place. If your car does not work, turn on the flashing lights or open the hood as a warning to other drivers is around. Your safety is paramount.
3. Call the police if the car accident caused property damage, injury or death.
4. Enter the following information for all other drivers involved in the car accident:

Name: ___________________________________
Address: ___________________________________
City: ____________________________________
Phone numbers (cell, home and work): _____
Email: _____________________________________
Insurance Company: _________________________
Policy Number: ____________________________
Limits of coverage (liability) ____________
5. Enter the following information to police officers:

Nombre______________________________________
Number Plac________________________________
City: ______________________________________
6. Enter the following information about the car accident:

Date: _______________
Time: ______________
Description of the other car: ________________________
Brand: ____________________________________
Model: ____________________________________
Year: _____________________________________
Color: _____________________________________
State: _____________________________________
Plate Number: ____________________
7. Take pictures of everything that has to do with the accident, if you can do so safely. These photos should include all drivers, all cars showing the deterioration of the vehicles, marks / traces braking on pavement and other damage to property including where the car accident occurred. The more pictures you can take, the better. If you are unsure, capture it. It’s a good idea to keep a disposable camera in the glove compartment or trunk of the car. If you have no other camera available, use your cell phone. Photos can help insurance companies determine how much to pay as compensation for their injuries.
8. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. Sometimes injuries do not occur immediately after the accident and many people who were injured in an accident do not realize they were hurt. Therefore, it is wise to see your doctor to make sure all is well.
9. Before talking to the insurance company, be sure to first consult with an attorney experienced in auto accidents. Many times, insurance companies will try to offer a lower amount than it deserves, especially if it was injured. It’s a good idea to know all your options through a free telephone consultation or appointment with auto accident attorney Michael Pines, a former insurance company lawyer, to learn your legal rights.

10. Draw a diagram of the accident. This sketch can help.

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7. Take pictures of everything that has to do with the accident, if you can do so safely. These photos should include all drivers, all cars showing the deterioration of the vehicles, marks / traces braking on pavement and other damage to property including where the car accident occurred. The more pictures you can take, the better. If you are unsure, capture it. It’s a good idea to keep a disposable camera in the glove compartment or trunk of the car. If you have no other camera available, use your cell phone. Photos can help insurance companies determine how much to pay as compensation for their injuries.