Do's and Don'ts When In An Auto Accident


  • Do get insurance information from the other driver
  • Do photograph the accident scene, if possible
  • Do go for medical treatment immediately if you have any injuries
  • Do give your doctors detailed information about your injuries
  • Do have your auto insurance pay your medical bill and work loss
  • Do cooperate with your carrier and complete your carrier's forms
  • Do keep insurance on your car, even if totaled, until the title is transferred


  • Don't argue with the other driver or police
  • Don't hesitate to seek necessary medical treatment
  • Don't talk or give a statement to other driver's insurance carrier
  • Don't assume that the other insurance carrier will treat you fairly
  • Don't think you can handle negotiations by yourself…get an attorney