Before you are involved in an auto accident, you should create a check list in case you ever are unfortunate
to be in this situation. A standard checklist is as follows (assumption is you are well enough to do the
1. The first thing to be done is to get medical help for anyone injured.
2. Exchange information with all drivers (if they’ve remained at the scene of course). This is your first indication if you are dealing with an uninsured motorist.
3. Obtain contact information from any passengers and witnesses.
4. Take photos of the scene (most cell phones come with cameras, otherwise make a point of getting a disposable camera for the glove compartment).
5. Make a sketch of the car accident scene as best as you can, starting with North/South/East/West and where you were before the accident and where everyone ended up at
6. Only discuss the accident with police.
7. Do not discuss the accident with others involved in the same accident.
8. Get a copy of the accident report.
9. Make a copy of your insurance policy.
10. Talk to a qualified auto accident attorney.
Questions will need to be answered: If the person that hit you is uninsured, is the car they drove their car or is it a car borrowed with permission? Does this person live in a home with someone who does have coverage? Do you have insurance? Do you have Uninsured Motorist coverage? Do you know what isn’t covered? Answers are vehicle damage, towing, rental car, property damage and your deductible. How do you find out about your rights and how to protect them? Contact Michael Weinreb to help you navigate and get the answers needed. www.michael-weinreb.com. Also, download the Auto Accident Preparedness kit at: http://www.michael-weinreb.com/legal-representation/auto-accident/prepared/