What to do if you are in a car accident?

  1. Call 911. Request Police, Fire Department, and Ambulance assistance if necessary.
  2. Assess situation and make sure you are out of harm’s way and safe.
  3. Exchange information with all Drivers involved in accident. (For convenience, use cell phone to take pictures)
    • Name, address, phone number, driver’s license number.
    • Insurance Company and Policy number. (Make sure current Policy info and check expiration date)
    • License Plate number and description for all vehicles.
  4. Get the names, phone numbers and all contact information for all witnesses.
  5. If Police respond, be sure to request an exchange of information form.
  6. DO NOT admit fault at the scene, and only discuss details of the accident with Police.
  7. Take a lot of PICTURES of all vehicles and location of accident area.
  8. NEVER state you are not injured at the scene, as symptoms may not be present immediately.
  9. If injured, seek medical attention as soon as practical.
  10. DO NOT give a recorded statement to any Insurance company involved until you seek legal advice.

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