Sally Morin discusses the first things you should do if you are involved in a personal injury accident.

The very first things you should do if you are involved in a personal injury traffic accident are:

1. Make sure that someone records the important facts of the accident.

Make sure to record the contact information, license plate number and insurance information for the other driver in the accident. Ideally, you would also get contact information for any witnesses present. Obviously, if you are too injured to do this yourself, do your best to ensure that someone else such as a police or a witness is taking down this information for you.

2. Promptly seek qualified medical attention.

If emergency Medical Services are called to the scene, cooperate with them. If they recommend that you be taken to the hospital, go. If emergency services are not called, make sure go to an urgent care facility, or see your regular doctor as soon as possible.

3. Contact your insurance company.

Once you are physically able, call your insurance company and have them open a claim for the accident. The quicker you do this the more quickly you can recover money for the damage to your vehicle and your body. Note. Do not speak with the other party’s insurance company until you have consulted with an Attorney.

4. Contact a highly recommended personal injury attorney.

Last but not least, contact a highly recommended and experienced personal injury Attorney. Find an Attorney that is highly recommended and tell him or her the facts of your case. Although attorneys cannot ethically tell you what your case is worth, they can give you guidance as to the strengths and weaknesses of your case and whether or not it is appropriate for you to use an attorney in the case.

If you have any questions about a particular personal injury case, please submit your case for review by San Francisco personal injury lawyer Sally Morin, an accident attorney with 15 years of experience.

This video and accompanying text is not intended to be a source of legal advice for any purpose. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information in this video and text does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your case.

Accident Client

“Last March, my partner was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. During this difficult time of healing, we knew that bills were going to pile up and his was going to be a long process. After looking at multiple law firms, we knew that Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers was going to be the best place to work with. Lauren and her team were patient, supportive and caring during his difficult time. His schedule was always busy with work and doctor appointments that his main source of communication was through email. Lauren and her team made it to where he didn’t have to worry about anything but just sending over the paper work he got from the hospital, and other bill collectors involving his incident and they worried about the rest.

Because of all their help my partner Aaron, was able to heal with less worries on his shoulders. By end of December, everything was settled and we were pleased with the results. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lauren & the Sally Morin team. If you’re looking for a law firm for your incident, I’d definitely look at this law firm.”

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It is essential to know your rights after a traffic accident so you can protect yourself and the value of your claim.
This guide will help you:

  • 1Know what to do when dealing with insurance claims, police reports and lawyers.
  • 2Avoid making mistakes that undermine the value of your claim
  • 3Put yourself in a position to get the best settlement possible