In Case of a Car Accident: Steps to Take Next

November 13, 2018

Many times after having a car accident, people are in shock and don’t know what to do. Just remember to remain calm, breathe, and then go through these easy five steps.

  1. Check for Injuries – See if you or anyone else involved in the accident is hurt. Call 911 immediately if emergency assistance is needed.
  2. File a Police Report – Call local law enforcement to complete an accident report. Always ask for the report number.
  3. Exchange Information – Write down the other driver’s information such as name, address, driver’s license number, phone number, type of car, model, and tag number. Make sure to always keep a notepad and pen in your dashboard or console for easy access to write everything down quickly.
  4. Take Photos – Use your cell phone to take pictures of any vehicles involved and the damage. This documentation can help later in the claim process.
  5. Contact Your Insurance Agent – Let your insurance agent know what happened in the accident and they will help you report the claim.

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