Checklist for After the Accident:

1. Follow up with your doctor, if necessary.

2. Telephone your insurance company claims department.

3. Take photographs of the damage to your car and of your injuries.

4. Contact an attorney who is experienced in handling personal injury matters. Most lawyers handle personal injury claims on a contingency basis, which means that there are no legal fees until your case settles.

5. Assuming your car is damaged, remove personal items from the vehicle.

6. Review your insurance policy regarding deductible and rental coverage.

7. Contact the other driverís insurance company and make note of the adjusterís name and claim number.

8. Make an appointment for an appraisal of your vehicle.

9. If your car is not drivable, request a rental car from the adverse driverís insurance company.

10. Choose a repair shop to fix the damage.

11. If your car is totaled, determine the fair market value. (See Answers About Your Damaged Vehicle.)

12. Locate your title or lien paperwork, because you will need to sign it over to the insurance company.

13. Do not sign any releases that waive your rights for a bodily injury claim.

14. If you have any questions, call us any time for FREE LEGAL ADVICE.


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