The steps you take right after your Long Beach car crash can shape what happens to you long into the future. So what should you do? Who should you contact? Call 911 immediately. The police dispatcher can notify the nearest law enforcement agency. They can send a police officer from the Long Beach Police Department or a state trooper from the California Highway Patrol. If you were seriously hurt, the dispatcher can send an ambulance and take you to Long Beach Medical Center or another nearby hospital if necessary. Next, start gathering evidence. Take pictures of your collision. Get contact information from witnesses. Exchange information with the other driver. Then, as soon as possible, call a lawyer. The sooner you talk to an attorney, the better.