Personal Injury Resources
Visit the following internet resources for more information on what to do if you are injured or disabled in an accident in California.
- California Department of Motor Vehicles (Information on What to Do if You Are Involved in A Car Accident or As a Witness):
- Crime Victim’s Compensation:
- COBRA (Temporary Continuation of Group Health Insurance):
- Healthy San Francisco (Health insurance program created by San Francisco to make health care affordable to San Franciscans, eligibility of $52,000 or less regardless of immigration, employment or pre-existing medical conditions):
- Medi-Cal (Public health-insurance program that provides health care for low income individuals):
- Medicare (Public health-insurance program for people over age of 65 or to people determined to be totally disabled by the Social Security Administration):
- Supplemental Social Security Income Benefits: http://www.ssa.gov/ssi
- Unemployment Benefits: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment
- Workers’ Compensation and Uninsured Employers’ Fund: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc
What to Do If You Are Involved in a Car Accident?
- If you are injured call 911 and get immediate medical attention.
- Call the police department so that they can fill out an accident report.
- You will want to get the other driver’s information including:
- Driver’s date of birth
- Driver’s DL #/State
- Driver’s name, address and phone numbers
- Driver’s license plate #/State – make and model of vehicle
- Driver’s insurance company name
- Policy # and expiration date
- Policy holder’s name & address
- Vehicle registration information
If there are witnesses, immediately get their information. Take pictures of any damage to the vehicles before you leave the scene.
For more information, go to:
- California Department of Motor Vehicles:
If You Are Involved In An Accident?
If you are involved in a vehicle collision- you must stop or you could be convicted of “Hit and Run.” You must show your driver’s license, registration card, evidence of financial responsibility, and current address to the other driver or persons involved, or to any police officer.