Many people think they know what to do if they have been involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, some make a few key mistakes at this time.

Before we go any further, we want to make it clear that your health should always come first. If you’ve suffered any type of injury, make sure you receive immediate medical attention.

Along with this, here are some overlooked tips that you should try to keep in mind:

— Speak as little as possible. While you have to speak with police, you don’t need to open up to anyone else. For example, you are under no obligation to talk about the details of the accident with the other driver or his or her insurance company.

— Detail all your injuries. When the police ask you about your injuries, don’t hesitate to share as much information as possible. All of this will become part of the police report, so it’s important to document everything.

— Collect witness information. If possible, you want to collect contact information of anyone who saw what happened. These people may be able to help you in the future.

At our law firm, we realize that no two car accidents are the same. We also realize that people who are prepared for anything find it much easier to deal with the aftermath of a crash.

If you find yourself in this position, focus first on your health and well being. From there, you can work with an attorney to learn more about your legal rights and focus on the ways to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages.