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Accident Checklist


What you need to know when you are in an auto accident (Motor Vehicle Collison):

The police won't always make it to the scene of an accident. It is up to you to take note of as much information as you can, especially if you were not at fault. This is a list of important information to gather at the scene of the accident:

  1. Date, Time and Location of Crash

  2. Describe the direction and impacts of all vehicles involved.

  3. Take photos of your car and any other vehicles or objects involved

  4. Take photos of your injuries

  5. Information from the other motorists:

  • Names of people in each car

  • Contact information (Phone numbers, email)

  • Driver's license number and date of birth

  • Make, model, year and license plate of vehicle

  • Insurance information including limits of UI/UIM and Med Pay and contact information

  • Descriptions of injuries


Start medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident! Not only will you heal better, but insurance may not pay for care if there is too big of a gap from the time of your accident to starting treatment.


  1.) You can use your own insurance's Medical Payments. This is an additional insurance you can ask for that covers your and your passenger's injuries REGARDLESS of who was at fault. You can get your bills covered by the other insurance, but you can be assured that you get immediate treatment if you have MedPay on your own policy.

  2.) If the other party does not have adequate insurance, you CAN use your own Uninsured/Underinsured coverage on your own policy. That is what it is there for.

  3.) It may be necessary to seek the assistance of an attorney. We work with a handful of lawyers that we trust to guide you through this complicated process.


You may still be treated under Medical Payments on your own insurance.

Please call our office for more information: (520) 740-1718

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