Getting into a car accident not only puts a strain on you physically, but it can also be very stressful if you have to deal with big repair bills, hospital bills, and insurance claims. Attorney Paul Wingo with LawRH says you should remember that insurance companies don't want to pay claims.
Wingo says anything you do right after an accident happens can actually be used against you. For example, if you feel bad for what happened and say "I'm sorry," Wingo says the insurance company can use against you by claiming that you admitted fault.
Depending on the situation, you'll want to document as much as possible. If you don't need to call 911 for emergency help, then take pictures, write down the names of everyone around you, and understand the intersection, the roadway, and weather conditions.
Also, make sure the police file a report while they're on the scene, even if everyone's okay. This can help you later down the road.
If you have any questions or want more information, feel free to contact LawRH.