If you have a “car accident to-do list” in your glove compartment, you are unlike most Americans. The truth of the matter is most motorists are unaware of what they should do following a San Diego auto accident.


In this article, we discuss four things you should do if you are involved in a collision.


Get Prompt Medical Attention

Your health is your top priority. Make sure you get prompt medical attention, no matter how minor your injuries appear. Unfortunately, many symptoms do not surface until weeks following an accident. In addition, your case could be jeopardized significantly if you fail to get immediate medical attention. Common auto accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs.
  • Whiplash.
  • Broken limbs.
  • Cuts and bruises, due to striking the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, or side window at impact.


Never Admit Fault

This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Anything you say at the accident scene or to the insurance company will be used against you. No matter how embarrassed you feel or the details surrounding the accident, never admit fault. Talk to an experienced car accident attorney before anyone else.


Be Your Own Private Investigator

If you are physically able, you should collect as much evidence at the accident scene as possible. Take as many pictures as possible with your cell phone. In addition, get the names and numbers of anyone who may have witnessed the crash. Lastly, get as much personal information about the other driver or drivers as possible, including:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Driver’s license information
  • License plate number
  • Insurance information
  • Registration information


Seek Legal Advice

It’s one thing serving as your own PI; it’s another trying to serve as your own accident attorney. Though it may be tempting, trying to represent yourself before the insurance companies or in front of a court can have catastrophic consequences regarding your compensation. Remember, the other side has a great deal of experience and will do everything they can to discredit your accident case.


We Can Help

Keith J. Stone and his team have dealt with countless insurance companies and know how to prevent them from taking advantage of you. Our primary goal is protecting your rights. We want to ensure you get the best medical attention possible and that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.


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You can learn more about your auto accident case by requesting a free copy of our informative guide, What to Do in an Auto Accident.


Let San Diego auto accident attorney Keith J. Stone help you if you have been injured in a car accident. You can reach him at (619) 531-2022 or 888-59-HELP-NOW.

The San Diego-based Office of attorney Keith J. Stone serves the following areas in Southern California:

San Diego, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties including the cities of:

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Keith J. Stone also handles cases originating elsewhere in California and across the USA.