You are required by law to stop at, or as near as possible to, the scene of an accident that involves injury to person or property.
If you are seriously injured, stay where you are. Do not show anger. Most importantly, DO NOT ADMIT FAULT AND DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR INJURIES WITH ANYONE BUT YOUR DOCTOR OR YOUR ATTORNEY!
Call the Police
By law, if you are involved in an accident involving injury to property and/or person, you must contact law enforcement. An accident report may also be useful when trying to prove fault.
Call a family member or friend
Having someone you can trust come to the scene of the accident is invaluable. Call someone who can observe the scene of the accident and do things, such as take pictures, that you may not think of at the time.
Get detailed information
Obtain the make, model, and year of the car involved. In addition, get the other car’s license plate number, the other driver’s driver license number and insurance information. If possible, get the names and contact information of any witnesses. If you are too injured to do this, have a family member or friend do this for you.
Don’t discuss any details but with…
Unless you are a doctor, you do not know the extent of your injuries. Many injuries may not manifest any symptoms for days, or even weeks, after the accident. Do not discuss your injuries with anyone except your doctor and your attorney. DO NOT ADMIT FAULT! Most importantly, DO NOT DISCUSS ANY OF THE DETAILS WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY, INCLUDING YOUR OWN! Contact an attorney and refer the insurance company to him or her!
Take out your phone and take pictures of the scene of the accident, including skid marks and damage to vehicles (as well as any other evidence that you think might be useful). If you are too injured to do this, call a family member or friend and have them do it for you.
Get medical attention
Again, unless you are a doctor, you will not know the extent of your injuries. If you are not taken to the emergency room by ambulance, go to an urgent care clinic and get evaluated. Report any symptoms to the doctor, no matter how minor! If you do not get evaluated, this can be used against you and this will make it easier for insurance companies to minimize your settlement!
Report collision to all insurance companies
There is no guarantee that the other driver will do this. However, only report the accident. DO NOT DISCUSS THE DETAILS, INCLUDING DAMAGE TO YOUR VEHICLE AND INJURIES, WITH ANY INSURANCE COMPANY, INCLUDING YOUR OWN! REFER ANY QUESTIONS THAT THEY MAY HAVE TO YOUR ATTORNEY!