Hi everyone I'm Jonny Rove, and I'm aLos Angeles personal injury attorney and today I'm going to talk to you aboutwhat to do after a car accident the first thing that you need to do after acar accident if you're severely injured call 911 immediately and get yourselfover to the nearest hospital assuming you're not severely injured thenext thing you should do is to call the policeyou should get the police over there so they could take down a proper policereport this will help get the identity of the person that hit you assuming thatthey were the ones that hit you they're gonna get other witness information andthey're gonna put statements together and finally put a cause as to theaccident if the accident comes out in your favor then that's gonna really helpyou down the line with a personal injury settlement after you've called thepolice assuming that you're in a safe location you should get out of yourvehicle and exchange information with other people that were involved in theaccident as well as any witnesses that are involved when you go to the personthat was also involved in the accident you should get their name addresstelephone number email address and all their insurance policy information youshould make sure that the insurance the name on the insurance policy matches thename on their driver's license you should also get a copy of theirregistration as well when you go and get witness information you should ask fortheir name address telephone number email address the next thing you shoulddo following the accident is take lots of pictures take pictures of the carstake pictures of the people involved take pictures of the police officer anydebris that's on the ground the the area that the the accident was in andpictures to indicate how the accident occurred if there's any skid marks onthe ground you should take pictures of those as well the more pictures you takethe better it is down the line someone may ask you whether you're whether ornot you're hurt it's very important how you answer this question if you are hurtthen obviously you say yes I'm hurt but let's say that you don't feel thecomplete symptoms of your injuries yet you simply say I don't know if I'm hurtI don't know because the truth is that you really don't know the true extent ofyour injuries a lot of the times in whiplash cases people don't feel thesymptoms of their injuries until several days after the accidenttherefore the truth is that you really don't know how injured youare at the time of the accident when you speak to someone else that's involved inthe accident it's very important that you don't admit to any wrongdoing youshouldn't make statements like I'm so sorry it was all my faultyou should refrain from making those types of statements those statementswill only hurt you down the line when that person reports it to theirinsurance company and then they try to blame you for the accident even thoughyou may not have been at fault for the accident however if the other personthat was involved in the accident makes those kinds of statements be sure tomake note of that and report that to your insurance company later somethingthat's very important following an accident is to remain calm and not tolose your temper you should not get very angry and heated about just getting intoan accident you should just remain calm the reason for this is that you may turnout to look like a crazy person down the line when the police show up and theysee you all wired up and angry they may make note of that in their police reportand that may affect your injury case down the line as well another tipfollowing an accident is not to post anything on the internet about youraccident people may feel inclined to take a little picture of their accidentand post it on Facebook and say something like well thankfully I'm nothurt it's better just to stay off of social media anything that you post onsocial media will likely be discovered by the other side so you should refrainfrom posting anything on social media regarding your accident also if you arehurt you should probably not be posting pictures of yourself going to your workat a class the very next day or things of that nature so you should take sometime off of social media not post anything regarding your physicalactivities and not post anything regarding the accident the next thingthat you should do following your car accident is report the accident to yourinsurance company that way you can get your whole claims process startedthey're gonna ask you questions like how the accident happened who else wasinvolved and whether you're hurt you should answer all those questions andyou should cooperate with your own insurance company if the other side'sinsurance company calls you you should not answer their call without speakingto a competent personal injury attorney the reason for this is that the othersize purpose is one purpose only and that is to minimize your claim they'regoing to use all sorts of tricks in order to try and minimize the amountthat they have to pay you down the line therefore you should talk to a competentpersonal injury attorney to help you with that process the other side'sinsurance may ask you to submit to a recorded statement you should not dothis without speaking to a personal injury attorney they also may try andsettle your case very early for some lowball settlement figure you shouldalso speak to a personal injury attorney before even discussing settlement withthe other side if your injuries are severe such as if you have any brokenbones or you're gonna need any surgery then you should speak to a personalinjury attorney these cases tend to be more complicated than soft tissuewhiplash cases insurance companies are more reluctant to pay out a lot of moneythan they are to pay out a little bit of moneytherefore you should talk to someone who's competent in the field andexperienced so that they can get you the most value out of your claim afteryou've left the scene of the accident you should go to your nearest urgentcare or emergency room and get checked out for an evaluation you should havesomeone that's competent check you out to see whether or not you've sufferedany serious injuries after you've been checked out by a medical provider youshould get all the treatment that you need in order to fully recover from youraccident I sincerely hope that this video was informative and helpful to youif you have any questions please don't hesitate to call memy number is 888-7-JONNY-7 I'm available pretty much any time thanks somuch you.