No one wants to get into a car crash.
But being prepared and knowing what to do if you are involved in an accident can save lives, reduce injuries and make the claims process simpler and easier.
Car accidents can be stressful events that raise dozens of questions at once: Should I call the police? Should I move my car? When should I make a claim?
the following steps may help guide you through important decisions you need to make if you've been in an accident.
Immediately following a car accident, consider taking the following actions listed below:
If you're injured, call 911 or ask someone else to do so.
If you're seriously injured, try not to move, and wait for emergency personnel.
If you're not too hurt to move, check on the other passengers in your car.
If anyone's injured, get on the phone with emergency services or ask a bystander to call for help.
If you're able to, move to the side of the road or a sidewalk.
If your car is safe to drive and is causing a hazard where it is, pull it to the side of the road.
Otherwise, leave it where it is and get yourself to safety.
Whether an accident is considered a minor fender-bender or a major collision, calling the police is important
The responding officers will fill out an accident report and document the scene.
Turn off your engine, turn on your hazard lights to warn other vehicles to slow down.
After making sure you and any passengers are uninjured,
exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.
According to the III, the most important information includes:
Avoid discussing fault when going over the facts with the other driver.
Identify the officers.
Once the police arrive, get the name and badge number of all responding officers.
At this point you will probably need a tow truck to get your vehicle to the reporting center, then have it towed to our shop
and start the Insurance claim process.
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