Getting into a serious car accident can leave you injured, panicked, and at the mercy of people who don’t have your best interests at heart. Here’s what you need to do after an accident to get the justice you deserve.

The first thing you must do is contact your auto insurance company. You’ll have to give them information such as the date, time, and location of the accident, the police report number, and any injuries you may have. Under no circumstances, though, should you sign any forms or make a recorded statement until you have contacted an attorney.

Obviously, the next step is to contact an auto accident lawyer. An auto accident attorney will negotiate with the insurance company and the hospital on your behalf. If necessary, they will also represent you in court.

After you’ve taken these steps, you’ll need to gather and keep track of all the relevant evidence surrounding the accident, from the police report to any bills for car rental. If you’re not sure whether a document is relevant or not, play it safe and save it.

Want to know more about what you should do after getting into a serious car accident? Read the following infographic. You’ll get much more information about the steps you’ll need to take in order to get the justice you deserve and what types of documents will be most helpful to you and your attorney.

A Guide to Getting the Justice You Deserve After a Serious Car Accident