Sally Morin explains the five things you should do if you are involved in a traffic accident.

  • Seek medical attention and tell your physician or surgeon exactly how the injury occurred and describe all symptoms and complaints.
  • Insist that an accident report be filed.The police, sheriff or highway patrol will often say that no report will be made unless you need an ambulance. Tell them that you are injured and you will need a report to be filed.
  • Get contact the information of all persons involved in the accident. – the name, address, insurance information, vehicle and driver’s license number (Get contact the information of all potential witnesses! Don’t trust that the police will gather all witness information.)
  • If possible, take photographs. Take them of the accident scene, vehicles involved (before repairs), and all injuries (cell phone cameras are particularly handy for this).If you were unable to take the photos at the accident scene, take these pictures later.
  • Do not sign anything or give a recorded statement to any insurance company without first consulting an attorney. Even truthful statements made in an attempt to be helpful can easily be misinterpreted and turned against you later.

If you have any questions about a particular personal injury case, please submit your case for review by the experienced ​personal injury traffic accident team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We are top-ranked personal injury attorneys with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Jose.

This video 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 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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KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AFTER AN ACCIDENT

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