It has been a few days (or weeks) since my crash. What else can I do to protect myself?

In addition to notifying your insurance company, see a doctor as soon as you can after the car accident. Your doctor can determine how badly you were injured and prescribe a course of treatment to maximize your chances of recovery. Follow your doctor’s instructions closely. Also, find a secure place to keep all your paperwork related to the accident. Paperwork might include things like police or accident reports, letters from your insurance company, copies of medical bills, car repair bills from your mechanic, and a list of the mileage you drive to and from doctor’s appointments. You and your car accident attorney can use this information to establish the full extent of compensation you are owed.