1. Report the accident to the police or file an incident report, whichever is more appropriate for the situation. For example, in a car accident, you should 911 (if anyone is injured), or contact the local police to file an accident report. If you slipped and fell due to a hazard at a grocery store, you should file an incident report with management, and request a copy for your records.
2. Request the at-fault party’s insurance information. If you were in a car crash, you should ask for the other driver’s auto insurance. If you fell and hurt yourself on someone’s property, you should ask for their general liability policy information. Whichever type of liability policy the negligent party has, make sure to get the insurance company’s name, policyholder’s name, member ID, and phone number.
3. Take pictures of the scene of your injury. This can be a vital piece of evidence in your case to prove the other party’s damaged property, or careless driving caused the accident.