My wife was in a car accident on the Maryland Beltway yesterday and was really shaken up. What should you do after you are involved in a car accident?

After an accident in D.C., Maryland or Virginia, especially after a serious accident on the beltway, I-66, I-270 or any of the crowded highways around D.C., there are a number of steps to take (and a number to avoid as well).

Naturally, the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians comes first.  Make sure everyone is safe and gets the immediate medical attention they need for any injuries caused by the accident.

After an accident caused by another driver, you'll probably be contacted by that driver's insurance company.  The insurance adjuster will want want all kinds of personal informatoin and try to get you to give a recorded statement.  Especially if you have serious injuries, don't give a statement or sign any forms without getting information about your rights and responsibilities.

Here's a good starting point for people hurt in an accident in D.C., Maryland and Virginia - order our free copy of 7 Deadly Sins that will Wreck your Accident Case.

For serious injuries that require surgery, hospitalization or prevent you from working and feeding your family - don't delay.  Get specific information about your situation by calling us at (202) 393 - 3320.