10 Things To Do in Case of an Auto Accident


  1. Stop, stay calm and assess the situation for injuries or any further damages.
  2. If it’s safe, move the vehicles to the side of the road or out of traffic.
  3. Call the police or 911 for help.
  4. Call your significant other, family member, or friend to let them know what happened.
  5. Be very careful what you say and do not admit fault unless it is obvious. Apologizing for the wreck or saying ‘sorry’ can be seen as admitting fault.
  6. Get the other driver’s information – sharing phone numbers and getting pictures of each other’s driver’s license and insurance cards will work.
  7. Take multiple photographs of all the vehicles involved, the roadway and scene of the accident, and even possibly where the sun is in relation to the accident site.
  8. Get contact information for any witnesses. This includes names, phone numbers and addresses.
  9. See the doctor if you are hurt or start to experience pain. Don’t delay getting treatment. If you are in need of medical attention, go see a doctor immediately.
  10. Call your lawyer. Although you may not need legal assistance, your lawyer can guide you in any necessary steps in the claims process. At our firm, both Kelly Curnutt & Doug Hafer are Board Certified Personal Injury Trial lawyers, and have over 50 years of combined experience with personal injury cases. If you have been injured in a car accident, call us (817) 548-1000 and let us help you. We are there when you need us.