Personal Injury | November 1, 2022 by JOSHUA D. ANDERSON

Some Considerations After Being Involved in a Car Wreck

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No one expects to get into a car accident, so it’s important to prepare yourself, just in case it happens. Before filing a claim, you need to follow a certain protocol, just in case you need to speak to an attorney.


If you’re involved in a wreck, never leave the accident scene. Call the police to file a report. Switch off the car’s engine and get out of the car, if possible. Check if everyone is okay. Call 911 for medical assistance if you or someone else is injured.


You should consider being checked out even if you don’t believe you’ve sustained a serious injury. Some severe injuries can later emerge that may not be immediately evident. Therefore, it’s a prudent choice to consider being checked out, which should rule out a more insidious or life-threatening injury. Furthermore, it may also help get you on the right track towards feeling better as referrals are often made to help treat the specific injuries diagnosed.


To file an accident claim, collect all the details of the event. This means getting witness accounts, taking pictures, and getting the contact info of the other parties involved. Always wait for the police to arrive so you can file a report. Never leave the site until you collect evidence, share insurance information, and talk to the police.


Gathering the Evidence


When gathering the needed evidence, keep these tips in mind:


  • Even though the aftermath of an accident can be emotional, try to stay calm and focused. Again, keep your thoughts focused on gathering the necessary evidence.


  • When taking photos, consider photographing the license plate(s) of the other party or parties involved, the vehicles, as well as the driver’s license of the other driver. Note the direction that each auto was traveling, and take photos of the traffic signs at the site.


  • Always exchange info with the other parties. Get their personal contact details and the insurance company’s name, address, and phone number.


Contact Anderson Law to Discuss Your Car Accident Claim

Have you been in an auto accident where the other party was fully or partly at fault? If so, contact our car accident attorney to support you in case you run into any difficulties. In Washington State, you can find an advocate to back you at Anderson Law | Injury Attorneys. Call (253) 881-8613 anytime, day or night.

The information contained on this website is intended for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice. Nothing in this website establishes an attorney-client relationship between us. Different facts can dramatically affect a legal opinion. You should consult an attorney for legal advice that pertains to your personal situation.


Joshua D. Anderson

Joshua D. Anderson grew up in Enumclaw, Washington with a close-knit family who instilled in him the values of faith, family, and hard work. Since a young age, Josh knew he wanted to be an attorney so he could advocate for others and always knew his focus would be personal injury. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of San Diego and graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law. While pursuing his degree, Josh served as an extern for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office.