Every year hundreds of thousands of people are involved in auto accidents. Even with a relatively minor accident, the experience can leave you in shock and disoriented -- and often angry. The aftermath of a collision requires clear thinking under difficult circumstances.
I have prepared this article for you to print out and keep in your glove compartment PDF of this accident recovery article. I am offering you this checklist with the hope that that it may help prevent additional injuries, and equally importantly help you recover medical expenses and other costs in the event you need to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
1. First of all, do your best to remain calm. Do not make any accusations against the other driver or passengers. The experience of being in an auto accident can easily result in an escalation of anger which can make the situation worse. And above all do not take blame for the accident even if you feel it was clearly your fault. I cannot emphasize this enough.
2. Keep an inexpensive emergency first aid kit in your glove compartment, with an assortment of bandages, ointments, and other medical supplies in case of injuries. Also include a notepad and pen, and an inexpensive camera. Included in your glove compartment should be addresses and phone numbers of your insurance company, your doctor, as well as any of your medical conditions that may be helpful to ambulance and other first responders.