1. Do Not Leave the Accident
As soon as you leave the scene, the rights that you have are gone and you will not be able to get the compensation you need. By sticking around, you will be able to get all of the vital information needed to get a suit filed if needed.
If you start to notice the other party starts to leave, you need to get their license plate number. Unfortunately, there are a number of hit and run accidents each year. Neglecting to take action once you see a driver trying to flee the accident will lead to you losing out on possible compensation. By getting the person’s tag number, you will be able to give it to the authorities and let them find the person. Generally, fleeing the scene of an accident is considered a felony.
2. Get the Police Involved
The next thing you need to do once you have been involved in a car accident is to call the police. By calling in the police, you will be able to start the process of filing all necessary paper work. In order to file suit on the negligent party, you will have to have a police report to show the judge. The time and effort that you put into getting the authorities involved will be well worth it in the end. If the negligent party tries to flee the scene, then you will need to get their license plate information.
3. Take Pictures of all Damage
Another very important things you need to do when trying to make a case after an accident is to take pictures of the damage. By having a record of what damage was done in the wreck, you will be able to start building your case. Make sure you take these pictures into the lawyer’s office when getting a consultation. The more information you are able to give the lawyer you are working with, the easier it will be for them to start building a case.
4. Finding a Reputable Lawyer
The sooner you find a lawyer the better off you will be. In many cases you only have a limited amount of time to file suit. Rushing through the accident lawyer selection process will only lead to problems in the long run. You will have to take your time to figure out what each of the lawyers at your disposal has to offer before deciding to use them.