“I’ve been in an accident, what do I do now?”

If you or a member of your family has been involved in an auto accident, trucking accident or motorcycle accident, there are some steps you should take to protect your current and future ability to ensure auto insurance coverage compensation and benefits you are entitled to for any injuries you may have sustained.

  • Collect all possible information about the accident.
  • Get the name and phone number of any witness.
  • Write down a description of the events immediately preceding and following the car accident.  Memories fade and a written record can help remind you of the exact order of events.
  • Take photographs of the scene, damage to the vehicles, and any visible injuries.
  • If you have been injured, make sure you visit a doctor.  Follow the doctor’s advice and obtain all recommended and necessary medical treatments.
  • Report all injuries even if they are minor. Having a record of the injury will increase your chances of financial recovery if your medical condition worsens.
  • You may be required to report the accident to the DMV.  Contact Morgan & Associates to better understand your rights and responsibilities regarding Oregon DMV requirements.
  • Do not sign any documents presented to you by any insurance company – even your own insurance company – before consulting an attorney trained to represent your rights.
  • Seek out an experienced and qualified personal injury or auto accident attorney.  We would be happy to discuss your situation here at Morgan & Associates.  The initial consultation is free.