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Accident Checklist

Whether it's a motor vehicle accident or any other type of accident, you should take these key steps to protect yourself.


Driving on California's roads can be a risky proposition.  Whenever you are in a vehicle, there's a risk of being involved in a traffic accident.  Whether it's a small "fender bender" or a major injury accident, knowing in advance what to do can help you avoid costly mistakes.  This guide discusses what to do after an accident and what to expect when you file a claim with your insurance company. 

For your convenience, an accident checklist is contained herein which can be kept in your vehicle for future reference.

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Key Steps to take 



Take Photos

Document the scene. Take photos of the accident scene, including the vehicles involved, their positions, any damage, and any relevant conditions. This documentation can be valuable for insurance purposes


File a Report / Call Police

Call the police. Regardless of the severity of the accident, it's important to report it to the authorities. They will create an official report, which can be crucial for insurance claims.


Exchange Information

Exchange information. Make sure to exchange names, phone numbers, addresses, license plate numbers, driver's license numbers, and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved.


Seek Medical Attention

Even if you don't think you're injured, it's important to seek medical attention. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

Helpful Resources

When pursuing a claim, having access to helpful resources can significantly enhance one's ability to build a strong case and maximize potential recovery. The following links provide valuable tools for various components of your case lifecycle. The links below offers guides on gathering evidence, understanding extended discovery procedures, and navigating  insurance adjustors. By utilizing these resources effectively, claimants can strengthen their position, present persuasive arguments, and ultimately increase their chances of achieving optimal outcomes in their claims.

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