10 Things to do (and not to do) After a Car Accident

Here are some things to do (and things to avoid) following an auto accident in Massachusetts:

  1. Call the police;
  2. Tell the police officer(s) exactly how the accident occurred;
  3. Be careful what you say to the other driver; keep things to an absolute minimum;
  4. If you have a camera in your car, photograph the accident scene and damage to both vehicles (or as soon as practically possible);
  5. Obtain medical treatment as soon as possible;
  6. Contact your insurance company immediately to report the accident;
  7. DO NOT talk with anyone who calls you from the other driver’s insurance company;
  8. Do not panic if the police report is inaccurate as to how the accident occurred;
  9. Contact an attorney immediately if you were injured in the accident.
  10. Keep records of all of your medical treatment;