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Why you should get contact information for everyone at the scene of an accident

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If you were in a car accident, your first priority is to protect your health and well-being by seeking medical attention for your injuries. However, it is critical that you obtain contact information for everyone involved in the accident (including each passenger, witness, and pedestrian). The reason for collecting this information is simple: witnesses may be called upon to testify in court as to what they observed. It is common sense that a case is stronger with witnesses, than without any. That is why you should get contact information for everyone at the scene. At minimum, try to collect the following information at the scene of the accident:

  1. Vehicle Plate Number
  2. Driver’s License number
  3. Address
  4. Insurance policy number
  5. Name and address of any passengers
  6. Address and phone number of all witnesses.
  7. Responding Police officers contact information
  8. Police Report Number

If you are physically or emotionally unable to collect all of the information, we can help. Often times, individuals are injured in a car accident, but simply forget to collect some of the information. If this has happened, you should seek the advice and counsel of myself immediately. In most cases a proper fact investigation should reveal the missing information, which is much needed in order to maximize the chances of winning your case.

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