What should I do after an accident?

What should I do right after an accident?

Danny Foster, a Denver car accident attorney, talks about how to handle the immediate aftermath of a car accident. He advises to seek medical care first and foremost, and, of course, legal counsel as soon as possible. As an experienced attorney, he has been able to recover damages for many clients, and has vast knowledge of what to do after an accident to maximize your chances of getting the recovery you deserve.


After an accident, depending on your injury, there’s a variety of things that you should do immediately within the first 24 hours. First and foremost if you are injured, go to the hospital, do not decline an ambulance. In most cases you will have auto insurance that will pay for your emergency medical care, so don’t say no to an ambulance. If for whatever reason you think you need an ambulance and that you need to go to the ER, always err on the side of caution, always err on the side of going to the hospital. You need to make sure that you exchange insurance information with the person who caused the accident. You need to make sure that you have an opportunity, if possible, to talk to the police officer and tell them what happened in this particular incident.

You will need to make sure that you open claim with your own insurance agency because your own insurance company is going to want to know about this accident – whether or not you are liable is a different story. They’re going to want you to open up a claim with them. In most cases that should not affect your premium, but you will want to check with your own insurance company regarding that. Then once you have your emergency medical care taken care of and you’ve gotten the insurance exchange taken care of, then talk to an attorney to see what you should do moving forward. Don’t delay, do it on the front end, and if an attorney doesn’t think that it’s a case that requires legal care, they’ll let you know. It doesn’t hurt to call them.”