Car accidents are frightening experiences that can lead to major property damage, physical bodily harm, or even death. This video explains the steps to follow immediately after a care accident.
Check for Injuries
The first step is to discern if anyone was injured in the accident. Medical attention comes first, and 911 needs to be called immediately if someone is hurt. You will need to give the operator detailed information on your location.
Call the police whether or not there are injuries. Do not leave the area before the police arrive, and make sure to get the responding officers’ names and badge numbers.
File a Report
Always file a report with the police on the scene. This is necessary for insurance and car accident attorneys who may be involved later. You will get a copy of this report for your personal records.
Get the license plate number, phone number, and insurance information from the person you were in the accident with. If there are any witnesses, exchange phone numbers with them.
Modern phones give you access to a camera at a moment’s notice. Take advantage of this and photograph as much as you can. This will help you explain the situation to the police when they arrive if you need to move the cars after the accident.
For more information on what to do after a car accident, click on the link to the video above.