Always seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. After you are treated for your injuries contact an attorney. To assist your attorney, make sure you document the important details surrounding the incident, including information regarding the hospital, treating doctor, and medical expenses, along with information about automobile repair costs and lost wages. This information should be forwarded to your attorney. Make sure you keep the lines of communication open between you and your personal injury attorney. If anything changes, such as your medical treatment, inform your attorney immediately. Also insurance companies generally require that certain forms be completed for payment of bills.