Commuting is stressful and being involved in a motor vehicle accident adds fear and anxiety to the mix. It is important that you remain calm and, to the extent you are able, exchange personal and insurance information with the other driver. Call the police and ask that they respond and complete an accident report - this will provide important documentation about how your accident occurred and what caused it. Take pictures! A cell phone is a great tool to capture the immediate aftermath of your accident and to document the damage to your car as well as injuries to your passengers, or yourself. Be sure to take pictures of your injuries right after the accident occurs and as you heal - this helps personalize your experience and helps to make your pain and suffering real to insurance adjusters when they are evaluating your case. Most importantly, take care of yourself and recover. It is essential that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident, and that you continue to get medical treatment until you are healed. insurance companies will attempt to pay you off with the lowest possible amount and make the case go away. Don't accept their low-ball quick settlement; having an experienced attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.