First Steps after a Car Accident in Washington State

What to do after a car accident in Washington State:

  • Call the police immediately, even if you do not think there is much damage.
  • Get the other driver’s information, including name, address, phone number license plate number, and insurance information.
  • Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle.
  • If you are injured, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company.
  • Comply with your doctor’s treatment plan.
  • Keep track of repairs made to your vehicle.
  • Keep track of time taken off work or medical bills that resulted from the accident.
  • Contact a personal injury attorney to help you navigate your case.


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