Q I’m worried that if I’m involved in a traffic accident, I will “freeze up” and forget what to ask for. If I’m in a car wreck, what information should I try to get while I’m still at the accident scene?
Many people struggle in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. They know they are supposed to ask for certain information, but they cannot remember exactly what to ask for. No wonder! Being in an accident is stressful. The victim is likely scared and shaky. She may be hurting. Or, she may be worried about a passenger who got seriously hurt.
That said, if you are involved in a car accident and you can remember to ask for certain information, you should. Here are a few things you should ask about:
- Names and contact information for the other drivers involved in the wreck.
- Insurance information for the other drivers involved in the wreck.
- Names and contact information for any witnesses, including any passengers.
- License plate numbers of all the cars involved in the accident.
- Name and contact information for the police officer investigating the accident.
You might find it helpful to print off a copy of this page and keep it in your vehicle glove box or inside the roadside emergency kit you keep in your trunk.
The information you gather will help a personal injury attorney get your case started. But don’t worry if you fail to get some of this information. Your attorney will likely be able to hunt down the missing information.
Contact a Boise, Idaho car wreck attorney for help with your car accident claim
Contact an experienced and trustworthy Boise auto accident attorney if you’ve been hurt in a car wreck. You may reach Alan L. Morton of Morton Law Offices, Chartered, by calling 888-716-8021 or by filling out an online contact form.