If you get into an accident, the other person may sue you and your insurance company. They may say that you were at fault for the accident, and so they want you to pay for their damage, medical costs, and pain and suffering. If you get taken to court, you can end up with a lot of bills you are going to have to come up with the money to pay. Odds are that you aren't going to be able to come up with the money to pay any judgements against you immediately, so you may be stuck having to pay on that judgement for years. How can you protect yourself from ending up with that fate? The best way you can do it is to hire an attorney who can help you. If you are going to hire an attorney, you want to make sure that you can give them as much information as possible so that they can do their jobs.
If you took any pictures of the damage to the cars, the location of the accident, or the conditions at the time of the accident, that would be good information to give to your lawyer. There are a lot of reasons for that. One is that your lawyer can use the information from pictures showing the damage to the cars to contest what the other person may be saying about the damage to their car. Your attorney could also use other information from the photos, like what exactly the location of the accident looked like at the time of the accident.
Your lawyer is going to want to hear your side of the story and your viewpoint of the accident; however, your story isn't the only one they are going to want to hear. After the accident, you were full of adrenaline and may have been in pain or shock. That means that your memories may have filled themselves in. That's something that everyone does, subconsciously. It's even more likely to happen if you are stressed. Witnesses are not only going to have a different view of what happened in the accident, they may also have a slightly clearer memory of the events than you do. If you took their names, numbers, or email information, you should make sure that your lawyer has it.
You want to do what you can to make sure that you aren't stuck paying off a judgement for some time to come, and the best way to do that is to hire an attorney who specializes in car accidents, such as those found at Knafo Law Offices.