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What Should I Do After a Motor Vehicle Collision?

On Behalf of | Aug 21, 2023 | Firm News |

Motor vehicle collisions are common occurrences but can be traumatic and overwhelming, leaving you shaken both physically and emotionally. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle collision that was not your fault, we at Trauma Lawyers are here to help. That is why we have created a list of do’s and don’ts to help you navigate the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision:


  • Call 911 for help. Regardless of the severity of the collision, it is a good idea to call the police and have an official report filed. After a day or so, you should be able to obtain the police report.
  • Document the scene including the vehicles involved, including the license plates, any damages, and other significant parts of the accident that might help resolve any legal issues.
  • Notify your insurance company as soon as possible.
  • Seek proper medical care even if you feel fine initially after a collision. It is necessary to visit a healthcare professional and get a thorough evaluation in order to ensure that any and all injuries are properly treated.
  • Contact a lawyer who is able to provide legal advice, protect your rights, and fight for your best interests.


  • Delay in reporting. It is necessary to promptly report the collision to the police as well as your insurance company.
  • Post on social media discussing your lawsuit and related injuries. Posting on social media about your injuries or lawsuit can harm your chances of a successful recovery.
  • Discuss your case with insurance agents or people who were involved in the accident. Be polite but do not admit blame, sign a release, or accept a financial settlement before consulting with an attorney.
  • Go through this alone. Trauma Lawyers provides support via phone and email. We are here for you to help protect your rights and guide you through the legal process. Call us at 312-781-0082 for a free consultation today.

By following these do’s and don’ts, you will be better equipped to handle the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision while protecting yourself and your legal interests.