Why it is Important to Exchange Information After an Accident

Picture this: You have just gotten in your car and you’re heading down the highway when, all of a sudden, another vehicle crashes right into you! Unfortunately, this is the case for hundreds of people every day, many crashes, which take place in New Jersey every year. And while you have options, it all starts with how you handle your case from the moment it occurs. This is why it is very important to exchange information when you have been involved in an accident.

What to do After Checking for Injuries 

If you have been injured in your car accident, of course the first thing that should be on your mind is receiving help for these injuries. Your well being and that of the involved passengers is the most important thing. However, after you have assessed injuries and notified authorities, you should always exchange information. Some of the most important information in a crash, you will find, includes:

  • Full name and contact information of involved drivers and passengers
  • Insurance company and policy numbers
  • Driver’s license and plate numbers
  • The type, color, and model of vehicles
  • Location of accident

Why it is Important

Many people fail to receive the information of the other party and instead receive the name and address of the insurance company. However, when you are looking to settle your claim for your injuries, the insurance company is not the person you are suing – you are suing the negligent driver in your case. Because you have to usually act quickly in these claims, it is important to have a good record of who was involved in the crash, the details surrounding it, and so much more. Failure to have the most important information about the driver could keep you from filing suit in your case as well as recovering for your injuries.

The process becomes so much less difficult when you have proper information. This is why it is important to contact us as soon as possible after your accident to get started right away. At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, we have experience with accident cases and can help you recover from your injuries. Call us today for more.