WHAT TO DO IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT:
1. Move your vehicle if possible so that it does not block
traffic or cause another accident.
2. Get help for anyone that has been injured.
3. Call 911.
4. Get the other driver's name, address, phone number, and insurance
5. Give the other driver your information.
6. Get the name of the insurance, policy number, and phone number
from the other driver's proof of insurance card.
7. Do not sign anything except a ticket, citation, or report issued
by the police.
8. Never sign any document that requires you to relinquish legal
9. Contact a Personal Injury Specialist to discuss your rights concerning
recovery for your injuries.
10. Remember insurance companies are in business to collect premiums,
not pay claims. Insurance adjusters do not have your best interests
in mind. Insurance companies are simply not on your side.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT:
1. Save the defective product! Do not alter or tamper with the product
because this could make it difficult to prove your case.
2. Save everything related to the defective product, including the
sales receipt, instructions, warnings, and accessories.
3. Photograph or video tape the product at the scene of the injury
or as soon as possible.
4. Photograph or video your injuries as soon as possible.
5. Preserve the defective product (i.e. package and refrigerate
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT:
1. Do not talk to the insurance adjuster without first consulting
2. Always carry underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage on your
vehicle in case you are in an accident, and the person at fault
does not have any insurance.
3. The quicker you see an attorney the higher value will be given
your case by the insurance adjuster when setting his reserves.
4. Donald L. Ellis, Attorney at Law, offers a free initial consultation
to discuss your case at no charge.