My name is Scott Fitzgerald, and I’m a trial attorney at Allen and Allen. As a personal injury attorney, people often ask me “should I call my insurance company after an accident?” The answer is yes, you should always call your insurance company after an accident because they’re different types of coverage on your policy that may apply to help you. There can be consequences if you don’t report an accident to your insurance company. For example, if the other driver claims that you were at fault, your insurance company can refuse to pay for a defense attorney to defend you. When you do call your insurance company, never give a recorded statement; it can be used against you later in court. Report to them that you’ve been involved in a car accident, the date, the time, and the location. But never address the issue of fault with them until you’ve consulted with an experienced personal injury attorney. For more information on this topic, please visit our website.