What to do when you get in a car accident in Washington

If you are involved in a car accident in Washington State, it’s important to ensure your safety and to protect your rights and interests and follow these steps. 

Here’s what you should do:

  1. Check for injuries: Seek medical attention immediately, do not self-diagnose and think you are OK as some injuries don’t manifest for several days. If there are serious injuries call 911 or your local emergency number if necessary.
  2. Move to a safe location: If possible, move your vehicle to a safe location to avoid further accidents.
  3. Call the police: Notify the police even if the accident is minor, as they can help determine fault and create a report that may be useful later.
  4. Exchange information: Get the contact and insurance information of the other drivers involved in the accident and keep it in a safe place.
  5. Document the accident: Take photos of the damage on both vehicles, the license plate numbers, and the scene of the accident. 
  6. Contact Information: Get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  7. Contact your insurance company: Notify your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident. Be honest, but don’t admit fault, apologize, or make any statements that can be used against you.
  8. Fill out the form below: Contact Salish Sea Law Group immediately, so we can assess your case and help protect your interests while you focus on recovering.

It’s important to stay calm and take these steps in the aftermath of a car accident, as they can help protect your rights and interests.

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