Accident Dos & Don’ts

If you’re involved in an accident:


  • Take pictures of all vehicles
  • Take names and information of anyone who claims to have seen anything
  • Take pictures of injuries
  • Take pictures of scene, including skid marks or property damage of any kind
  • Keep a diary of symptoms, time off work and doctor’s visits
  • File appropriate reports with governmental agencies
  • Report to your insurance company AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

  • Give recorded statements to the responsible driver’s insurance company
  • Argue with police or other witnesses
  • Make threats of any kind to anyone
  • Have vehicle repaired without estimate being done
  • Take time off work without a doctor’s “off work” slip unless you can’t avoid it
  • If injured, don’t discuss settlement until you are released by your doctor

We handle injuries caused by accidents every day, but we know this is not an everyday experience for you. We will guide you through every step in the process. Our Oregon accident attorneys and our professional staff will get to know you and your situation well, because the better we know you, the better we can represent you.

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