Your first priority after being in a motor vehicle accident should always be your safety and to obtain medical care for any injuries sustained. If you’re able to do so without endangering yourself, you should also help secure the safety of those around you. The severity or extent of an injury may not be apparent in the immediate aftermath of an accident, so it is always important to seek medical attention right away. At the accident scene, exchange contact and insurance information with other drivers, pedestrians, witnesses and police. If you can, photograph the scene.

As soon as possible after the accident, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. This enables your lawyer to take timely action to secure evidence, obtain documentation, and protect your rights to obtain the maximum compensation possible.