What do I do if I’m in an auto accident?

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Oct 14, 2008 in Car Accidents

In 2006, there were 117,877 auto accidents in the state of Wisconsin.  If you do the math, thats 323 accidents per day.  Given these statistics, we thought it might be useful to remind you what to do if youre involved in an accident.  

  • Date & Time of Accident
  • Driver names
  • Driver phone numbers
  • Driver addresses
  • Driver license numbers
  • Vehicle tag numbers
  • Vehicle makes & models
  • Insurance companies
  • Insurance policy numbers
  • Insurance agents
  • Insurance agent phone numbers
  • Witness names
  • Witness phone numbers
  • Witness addresses
  • Police names
  • Try to remain calm and thoughtful.  If you or anyone in your car is injured, stay in the car unless theres danger of fire or another accident.
  • Use your cell phone to get help from police and medical personnel.
  • If you or passengers receive injuries, obtain medical treatment immediately.  Tell medical personnel about everything you feel may be physically wrong.
  • Try not to move any vehicles until police arrive unless it creates a greater danger of injury.
  • Avoid making statements about responsibility to other drivers, witnesses or insurance representatives.  Assist the police with their official report.  Confirm that you and your passengers wore seat belts.
  • Collect the following accident information
  • Report the accident to your insurance agent immediately.  Do not speak to the other drivers insurance representatives.
  • Take photographs of any injuries and vehicle damage

Pitman, Kalkhoff & Sicula is a Wisconsin personal injury law firm handling cases through out the state.  Our personal injury lawyers have successfully represented injured people in almost every county. We know Wisconsin.

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