There are several things that you should do following a car accident. Your insurance company should be informed of the accident. A police report must be filed if any personal injury occurs or if damages to either vehicle exceed a certain amount – this varies from state, usually anywhere from $200-500. If you sustained any injuries in the car accident you must receive regular medical care. In addition, some states may require that you file a report with the Department of Motor Vehicles. In order to accomplish these things, it may be helpful to contact a personal injury attorney.