Car accidents are events that occur every day, and you need to be thankful if you are not involved in them. But in case you are, you would do well to think of hiring a car accident lawyer, besides first looking after your injuries.
Get the insurance details of the person who has been involved in the accident with you, the names of any witnesses, and also see if you can take some photos, a problem made easier nowadays by our cellphones. You would also need to contact the police and register the accident if the traffic police have not already been at the scene. Once you have contacted a lawyer you can hand over all the details to him for taking it forward for any compensation claims that your accident entitles you to.
A good lawyer will look at personal injury, damage to property, wrongful death, and any other liabilities that entitle you to a claim for compensation.