After you have assessed your damage, the next thing you want to do is notify your insurance company and the at-fault insurance company. You want to be very careful here. You want to stick to the facts when speaking with the insurance company, as if they may try to shift the blame or even try to minimize their payout. Sometimes before giving a recorded statement, it might be best to consult with an attorney to get some advice as to whether or not you should give the recorded statement and if so, how you should give it, but it is important that you do contact both insurance companies. Keep in mind that at some point your own insurance company may require a statement and they may be entitled to that. But this is an important part of assessing – of collecting for your property damage. Also keep in mind, not always do you even have to give a recorded statement at all. Once again, this is why sometimes it’s good to speak with a personal injury lawyer prior to doing this.