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10 Do’s and Don’ts After an Idaho Injury Accident

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dos-and-donts_thumbsCertainly, there are more things in each list, but here are 10 basic things to do and 10 basic things to avoid to protect your valid injury claim. You can also review our post on mistakes people make in the injury claim process for more in-depth information


  1. Check on the well-being of all people involved
  2. Treat the investigating law enforcement officer with respect, cooperation and courtesy
  3. Make sure you get the other driver’s name, address, phone number and insurance information
  4. Get photographs and/or videos of the vehicles, anyone’s visible injuries, and the scene of the accident
  5. Get all witnesses’ names, addresses, and phone numbers
  6. Explain to your doctors, nurses, physical therapists and other health care providers all of the symptoms you are experiencing and places you are having pain
  7. Comply with the doctor’s directions, go to follow-up appointments and obtain the recommended treatment
  8. Get back to your regular life and activities as soon as you can
  9. Keep records and documentation of what happens
  10. Talk to a quality personal injury attorney


  1. Leave the scene before the police arrive unless necessary for medical care
  2. Fail to report an accident if anyone may be injured, or if the damage to either vehicle is more than $1500.00
  3. Give a recorded statement without fully understanding the implications
  4. Discuss your injuries or case on social media
  5. Exaggerate to anybody about the extent or nature of your injuries
  6. “Over-do-it” while you are recovering from your injuries
  7. Refuse medical attention if you or someone else is hurt
  8. Be intimidated by the other driver or insurance company
  9. Sign anything without understanding your rights and responsibilities
  10. Fail to get available free legal advice.

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  1. Veronica Teller

    Thanks for telling what to do after a car accident from an attorney’s perspective. Your suggestion about not leaving the scene before the police arrive is an important one. When I was in my first car accident, I didn’t know about this and it made filling out the paperwork a lot harder. Great advice to follow.

  2. Zoe Churchill

    I like the simple process of determining if someone has a case worth pursuing. It is easy to say it but, I am sure there is a lot of thought that goes into it. I am glad to know what questions to ask about personal injury lawyer in new york. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Steve Daniel

    Thanks for very useful information this article act as good check list.

  4. Hawley Troxell Attorneys

    Useful Information.

    Thank you, pretty great posting.

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