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What Do I Do After a Minor Car Accident?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019


Any personal injury car accident can be overwhelming. As winter approaches, our roads become more dangerous from weather conditions and inexperienced drivers.


Knowing what to do after a car accident is important to protect you and your family.

Here are 4 things to do after a car accident:

  1. Call the police and get a report made. This is important because the police will obtain driver statements, talk to witnesses and ultimately decide who may be at fault for causing the car accident. It’s the first step in making a strong case and evidencing your claim.

  2. Seek medical treatment. If you’ve suffered personal injuries as a result of your car accident, you should get medical care. Even if you think that you’ll be okay, you always want to get checked by a medical professional. Often, you may not feel pain or discomfort immediately following a car accident – don’t wait to see if your injuries will just get better.

  3. Notify your insurance company. Make sure to notify your insurance company of the car accident. In Colorado, you may have benefits that will help you and your case even if it was the other driver’s fault.

  4. Call The Longo Firm. Don’t go it alone. Personal injury cases and insurance claims are complex. Insurance companies will try to take advantage of you and low-ball your injuries. Even if you’re unsure if you have a case, contact The Longo Firm before making any decisions or signing anything with the insurance company.

Winter Weather and Car Accidents: As winter approaches, the police are often on emergency alert if there is severe weather or snow/ice on the roads. This means the police WILL NOT come to the scene of your car accident unless there is a significant medical emergency. If this happens during your car accident, make sure to take photographs at the scene and, if the other driver is admitting fault, get them to write a statement. Once you’re able to, file a police report online to document your car accident.

If you do need an attorney, The Longo Firm emphasizes personal relationships to best understand how our clients have been affected - physically, emotionally, and financially - because of someone else's wrongdoing. We promise you will receive personalized, tailored and elite personal injury presentation.

We're committed to our clients and their cases. Clients are never just another client to us. They are never assigned a case number. Throughout their case, The Longo Firm takes the time to get to know our clients and how their injuries have impacted them, their careers and their families. This is one way The Longo Firm offers a more personalized client experience; however, it is also a key aspect for us to obtain full justice settlements and verdicts.