It happens all too often. You’re driving down the road when suddenly—WHAM!—everything comes to a screeching stop. You’ve just been in a car accident and your heart is probably racing! Fortunately, but knowing what to do after an accident you can calm and protect yourself and others on the scene. Here is a quick guide to responding to a car accident.
- Move To Safety: After an accident, your first priority should be getting yourself, your vehicle, and the other people and cars involved out of the flow of traffic and to safety. Move to the shoulder as far away from the road as possible.
- Evaluate The Situation: Take a moment to breathe deeply and assess how you’re feeling. Are you injured anywhere? Once you feel comfortable with your physical wellbeing, see if anyone else was injured and check the damage on your car.
- Call In Help: If medical attention is needed, call 911 right away to get someone there to help. Even if you do not need any injuries treated, call the police to report your accident. The official report you’ll receive will help you file your insurance claim. Also, give your insurance agent a call; he or she will be able to advise you of next steps.
- Get Information: Get contact information from everyone involved in the accident and any witnesses. Make sure you collect the other driver(s) license and insurance information. Take photos of the scene.
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