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What information do I need after a car accident in the DC area?

After a car accident, it can be hard to know exactly the right steps to take.

You're flustered, or hurt and probably shaken up because someone cut you off or hit you after running a red light. 

First, make sure you're not doing any one of the 7 "sins" that will wreck your accident case. What are those seven sins? You can find out by ordering our FREE and informative guide here from our website or giving us a call at 202-393-3320 and we'll send your copy out right away. 

But, even if you avoid these traps, what are you supposed to right after an accident - whether it was in DC, Maryland or Virginia?

Here are 3 THINGS you should not forget after an accident:

1) Location, date, and time of the accident - make sure you have all this information written down and handy somewhere. We don't want to second guess this later on. 

2) Get information on all parties involved - did you get the make and model of the other vehicle? Did you get their name, and their insurance information? Were there witnesses?  Make sure to get their name and telephone numbers as they could serve as witnesses later on in your case when the insurance company is trying to change it's story.  Plus, witnesses aren't always listed on the police report.  Did the police come to the scene of the accident?  Get the oficer's name and information  

3) Take pictures - we show you here the best ways to take pictures and what to remember when you're documenting the scene with photographic evidence. Click here to find out the best methods. If you can't take pictures because of your injuries, have someone take photos of the scene and the damage to the vehicles as soon as you can.

Don't let any of this hold you up from getting to the ER or getting the medical attention your injuries require