Dos and Don’ts After a Car Accident

A car accident can shake anyone to their core and leave them feeling helpless. However, you must act quickly to ensure that your rights are protected and you have a speedy recovery. At the same time, you should know what to avoid to prevent any conflicts or complications. If you or a loved one has endured a car accident, following these dos and don’ts could save you a lot of time, money, and trouble.


  • Call the police. Call 911 as soon as possible and then provide emergency personnel with all information about the accident so they can accurately document it, as well as safeguard people and vehicles involved.
  • Seek medical attention. Get medical help as soon as possible to ensure that your injuries are addressed and documented.
  • Gather witness information. Eyewitness accounts can be key in proving that you weren’t at fault for your accident. Retain as many witnesses of your accident as you can and gather descriptions of what they saw. Then, have them report it to the police on scene.
  • Take photos and videos. Use your smartphone device to capture any evidence of your accident. This can include skid marks and damaged property.
  • Speak with an accident attorney. Speak with a car accident attorney at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers for a free case review. Our experienced lawyers will guide you on the right path for your case.


  • Admit fault. You should not admit fault. It could damage your case and any chance of receiving compensation.
  • Flee the scene. Under Massachusetts law, it is a criminal offense to evade the scene of an accident. No matter how bad you may look or feel after an accident, turning it into a hit-and-run will make everything much worse.
  • Forget to file a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are required to file a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report within 5 days of the accident, if you have been involved in a collision that caused injury, death, or over $1,000 worth of damage. You can do this while the police are on scene.
  • Immediately agree to an insurance settlement. The driver or their insurance company may immediately give you a settlement offer. However, it will likely be much lower than what you are entitled to. You must not accept any offer without the insight of a skilled Boston car accident lawyer.

Most of all, you should not hesitate to contact a reputable car accident attorney to protect your rights and communicate with theinsurance company to secure the best possible compensation for you.

Compassionate Car Accident Attorneys in Boston

At Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our commitment to serving car accident victims in Boston and beyond, with superior legal representation. If you were injured in an accident through no fault of your own, follow the dos and don’ts for your best chance at maximum compensation – and turn to us. We will speak with you at no upfront cost and won’t get paid until you do.

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