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What are the first 5 things I should do after being in an auto accident?

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  1. Go seek medical attention. The longer the wait, the more likely an insurance company will argue you could not have been very injured because you waited X days before you sought any medical attention.
  2. If the pain is not resolving or feels worse, call your doctor.
  3. Open a personal injury claim with your insurance company. You will likely have to fill out a Personal Injury Protection application.  A lawyer can help make sure you fill out the application in a way that will not quickly cut off coverage.
  4. Take photos of the car/truck/bike damage as well as your injuries.
  5. Do not give a recorded statement to the at-fault insurance company!

Seeking legal counsel early is a great way to ensure your case is set up for the best possible future success.

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