First, document what happened. Gather as much evidence as possible, including names and contact information for anyone who might have witnessed the accident, as well as anyone involved in the accident. Take plenty of detailed photographs of the accident scene, and save any physical evidence that you can find. Call the police so that they can file a report, and get yourself to the hospital so that you can receive a full physician’s check-up. Lastly, call a personal injury lawyer to make sure you receive the maximum financial compensation you deserve. For more information, read our blog post on three steps to take after a car accident.