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Steps After An Accident

Below are 12 steps you should do in case of an Accident

Auto Accidents are unexpected and stressful. Even the most careful drivers may be involved. Prepare the trunk of your car for a possible accident as well by making sure you have a set of cones, warning triangles or emergency flares.

Make sure you also have:
  • A pen
  • A card with relevant medical information for you and your family.
  • What to do after an auto accident:

1. Stay as calm as possible.

2. Check for injuries. Life and health are more important than damage to vehicles. When in doubt, call an ambulance.

3. If the accident is minor and there are no serious injuries, move cars to a safe place, rather than risk being in moving traffic.

4. Turn on hazard lights. If warranted, and possible, use cones, warning triangles or flares for safety.

5. Call the police, even if the accident is minor.

6. Notify your insurance agent about the accident immediately.

7. Don't sign any document unless it is for the police or your insurance agent

8. Make immediate notes about the accident including the specific damages to all vehicles involved. If the name on the auto registration and/or insurance policy is different from the name of the driver, establish the relationship and jot it down. Get witness information, if possible, as

9. Be polite, but don't tell the other drivers or the police that the accident was your fault, even if you think it was. Likewise, do not accuse the other drivers of being at fault at this time. Everyone is usually shaken up immediately after an accident, and it is wise to state only the facts. Limit your discussion of the accident to the insurance agent and the police. Even if the facts are embarrassing or detrimental
to you, be truthful.

10. If you have a camera handy, and it is safe to do so, it may be helpful to photograph the accident scene.

11. If possible, do not leave the accident scene before the police officers and other drivers do.

12. Finally, remember that while getting the facts is very important, investigating the accident should be left to the police officers and the insurance companies.

Once you've collected the information refer it directly to your Insurance Carrier. - File A Claim


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