If you are involved in a car accident, your first concern must be the safety of yourself and others around you. It is important to check that everyone is OK and get medical help for those who require it.
Next, you need to look at the accident scene and ask yourself if it presents a hazard to other road users. If it does you need to take any steps you can to make the scene safer and prevent other accidents. You should call the police to help you with this. If you need to move the vehicles to make the scene safer, try to take a few photos or a short video before doing so. Again, only do this if you can do so without putting yourself or others in danger.
Gather as much information as possible at the scene
Once you have done this you can gather the information you need to make a successful claim. Exchange details with the driver of the other vehicle. Take down the details of any witnesses. There is no need to interview them about what they saw collecting their contact details is enough. Take photos and a quick video if you can.
Next, you need to pass the information that you have gathered onto a lawyer that specializes in dealing with car accident injury claims. Do this as quickly as possible. Forcar accident injuries the Arlington based Law Offices of David Kohm are an excellent choice.