10 Things You Must Do After An Accident!

  1. Stop in a safe location & without obstructing traffic more than necessary.
  2. Remain at the scene until released by Law Enforcement unless medical emergency.
  3. Protect yourself and others from further injury.
  4. Call 911 for Police and Emergency.
  5. Render Aid to injured persons.
  6. Take pictures of damaged vehicles, skid marks, debris, witnesses etc.
  7. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  8. Get the names and contact information of all drivers involved in the accident.
  9. Get insurance information from all drivers involved in the accident.
  10. Call the Law Office of Mark S. Sweetman  at (575) 762-5400 for your FREE Case Evaluation.

10 Things You Must Must Not Do After An Accident!

  1. Do not admit to any kind of guilt or liability on your part but just stick to the facts without expressing any opinion. Remember what you say can and probably will be used against you.
  2. Do not leave the scene of the accident until released by proper Law Enforcement officials.
  3. Do not state that you are not injured. Instead your reply should be something like… “I don’t know, I am just really stressed at the moment”.
  4. Do not refuse to seek medical attention. Only a medical professional will be able to determine the extent of any injuries you may have.
  5. Do not speak with any insurance representatives until you have notified and discussed the circumstances of the accident with your attorney.
  6. Do not sign any form of document except for a traffic citation issued by Law Enforcement. This is especially true for any documents from any insurance company. If you are not sure about what you are being ask to sign, insist that your attorney review it prior to your signature.
  7. Do not take everything that your insurance agent tells you as the last word, especially regarding the value of your claim or a settlement. Remember their primary responsibility is to resolve the case quickly and in the most cost effective manner.
  8. Do not take any form of payment from anyone regarding the accident. This includes full or partial payments in the form of cash, check or acceptance of anything of value.
  9. Do not let any time limits to file your insurance claim run out. All insurance companies require you to file an insurance claim within specified periods of time after the accident or injury.
  10. Do not allow the lack of available funds deter you from contacting an experienced accident attorney to discuss the merits of your accident. Call the Law Office of Mark S. Sweetman at (575) 762-5400 for your FREE Case Evaluation.