Accidents can be confusing, frightening, and depressing, but it is important that you keep your wits about you so you can record the information you and your Dallas car accident attorney will ultimately need to have. Knowing what you need to do in the event of an accident is always a good idea, and it will help you have a plan of action already in place if you need it.
After making sure that everyone is physically tended to and fine, it is important to start gathering information. Stay at the scene and make sure you are in a safe place to gather that info. If you have a camera, take photos of the damage to vehicles and property. Take a photo of the accident scene location, as well as the conditions of the road, skid marks, debris, vehicle position, license plates, and insurance cards. The investigating officers will likely take photos as well, but you want to have your own copies so you can have them and supply them to your Dallas car accident attorney.
You should also write down names, phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses of all those involved, including any witnesses to the accident. Write down the exact location of the accident as well as anything you may be able to remember about it. Writing it down while it is fresh in your mind is better than waiting and relying on memory. Also, make sure you have the company name, policy number, and phone number for the other insurance company. If the accident requires the police or emergency services to arrive, make sure you also take down the name of the department, the officer, the police report number, ambulance company, and other pertinent information. The more you can supply the better.
The information you obtain will be helpful for your Dallas car accident attorney who is helping with your case. Contact the attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP and get the help you need right away.