Never leave the scene of an accident, even if a minor accident, even if you think you are at fault.
CHECK YOURSELF AND PASSENGERS FOR INJURIES. If someone is seriously injured, Call 911, wait for help.
GET TO SAFETY. If your car is safe to drive and is causing a hazard where it is, pull your car to the side of the road. Otherwise, leave your car where it is and get yourself to safety.
CALL 911. Even if there are no serious injuries, still call the police. You may need a police report to file a claim with your insurance company.
EXCHANGE INFORMATION. Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. Most important information after an accident
Full name and contact info
Insurance info and policy number
License plate and Driver’s license number
Make and color of vehicle
Where the accident occurred
DO NOT DISCUSS FAULT. Refrain from discussing fault when going over the facts with the other driver.
MAKE A RECORD OF THE ACCIDENT. Once the police arrive, identify the officers, get their name and contact information, take pictures of both vehicles, Talk to witnesses and take down their contact information
REPORT THE ACCIDENT. Notify your insurance company as soon as possible.
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. Unless you are absolutely certain you were not injured, seek medical attention. Often, injuries caused by car accidents are not immediately evident.
KEEP A FILE. Keep all accident related information in one place.
CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY. Your attorney can protect your rights and make sure valuable evidence is not destroyed. Your attorney can advise you on issues from how to make sure you are fully compensated for your vehicle to how to make sure you are getting the best medical treatment available. Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing out of your pocket unless the attorney recovers compensation for your injuries.
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