If the accident was caused by another person(s), you have the right to seek compensation. This includes money to compensate you for your physical injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, car and property damage, and any other expenses you incurred because of the accident. After the accident, the responsible party's insurance company will try to contact you and get a recorded statement from you. One of the purposes of the recorded statement is to get you to say things which might prove useful to the other side in litigation.
We advise that you hold off on giving any statement to representatives of the responsible party and his/her insurance company until you have consulted with an experienced personal injury attorney. Representatives from the insurance company are not interested in fairly compensating you for your injuries. They are interested in getting the matter resolved and the file closed out for as little as possible. In fact, their compensation is often tied to that.
It is important that you take action quickly, as a cause of action must be brought before the statute of limitations expires and the passage of time eliminates important evidence.