Protect your rights and well-being after a car accident

On Behalf of | Jun 13, 2023 | Blog, Car Accidents

A car accident can be a disorienting event. Knowing what to do in the aftermath is crucial for ensuring your safety and protecting your legal rights. Massachusetts motorists should have a clear blueprint in the unfortunate event of a collision so they can maximize their chances of a favorable outcome.

Check for injuries and call for help

The first priority after a car accident is to check yourself and others involved for injuries. If anyone appears to be seriously hurt, immediately call emergency services for medical assistance.

Move to a safe location

If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road or a safe location to avoid blocking traffic and further car accidents. Turning on your hazard lights will alert other drivers.

Exchange information

After ensuring everyone’s safety, exchange information with the other party involved in the accident. Exchange names, contact information, driver’s license numbers, license plate numbers and insurance details. If there are witnesses, don’t neglect to gather their contact information as well.

Document the accident scene

Use your smartphone or a camera to document the accident scene as thoroughly as possible. Take photos and videos of the damage to both vehicles, the surrounding area and any relevant road signs or traffic signals. This documentation can be valuable evidence when dealing with insurance claims or litigation.

Report the accident

Depending on your jurisdiction and the accident’s severity, you may need to report it to the police. Contact the local authorities and provide them with accurate details about the road incident. Make sure to obtain a copy of the police report for your records.

Notify your insurance company

Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident. Provide them with accurate and comprehensive information about the incident. Follow their instructions regarding filing a claim and gathering any necessary documentation.

Keep records

Throughout the process, maintain detailed records of all interactions, including conversations with the other party, witnesses, insurance companies and medical professionals. Keep copies of all documents related to the accident, such as medical bills, repair estimates and correspondence with insurance companies.


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