Accident Guide

McKeon Law, PLLC suggests that you print this Accident Guide and keep it in your glove compartment.

What to do after an auto accident:

  • 1. Check for injuries. If anyone is hurt call emergency services. If there’s any doubt, call an ambulance.
  • 2. Turn on your hazard lights.
  • 3. If there are no serious injuries, move the cars to a safe area such as the shoulder or a parking lot.
  • 4. Call the police. Even if the accident is minor, you will need a police report.
  • 5. Exchange names, addresses, driver’s license numbers and insurance information with the driver(s) of the other car(s).
  • 6. Make notes about the accident including what happened and specific damages to the vehicles. If you have a camera or camera phone take photos of the cars and accident scene. If there were any witnesses, get their contact information.
  • 7. Only discuss the accident with the police. Don’t tell the other driver(s) or the police that the accident was your fault, even if you think it was.
  • 8. Contact your insurance company. Don’t sign any documents unless it is for the police or your insurance agent.
  • 9. Seek the counsel of a trusted medical advisor of your choice. Symptoms can sometimes hide or take time to appear.
  • 10. Contact McKeon Law, PLLC at (406) 494-8890 as soon as possible. If legal service is required, we can evaluate the evidence