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Do’s & Don’t’s

THE ATTORNEYS AT JOHNSON & LUNDGREEN HAVE CREATED THE DO’S AND DON’T’S FOR YOU TO FOLLOW IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT.

TO ENSURE YOU OBTAIN THE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION, CALL US TODAY.  EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT.   MAKE SURE YOU GET THE INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR CASE.

Do:

Don’t:

  • Be courteous and cooperative with the investigation officer
  • Sign anything without knowing your rights
  • Get the other driver’s name, address, phone number and insurance info
  • Fail to report an accident if anyone may be injured, or if the damage to either vehicle is more then $750.00
  • When possible, take photographs and/or videos of the vehicles, visible injuries, and the scene of the accident
  • Give a recorded statement without getting some good legal advice first (even honest people can be hurt by recorded statements)
  • Get all witnesses’ names, addresses, and phone numbers
  • Be intimidated by the other driver or insurance company (but be cordial to the adjuster if possible)
  • Tell your doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists all of the places you are having pain
  • Refuse medical attention if you or someone else is hurt
  • Comply with the doctor’s orders and follow through with treatment
  • “Over-do-it” while you are recovering from your injuries
  • Check insurance coverage for medical and wage loss benefits
  • Exaggerate the extent or nature of your injuries
  • Try to return to normal activities as soon as possible
  • Document everything