Helpful Hints of Things to Do After an Automobile Accident
This is a list that we otherwise provide our clients to keep in their glove-boxes...even the most experienced person can become frazzled after a collision. This guide gives some pointers on what to do next...
FirstStay calm and check for injuries...especially if there are injuries or damages.
Call 911 or the police if you can or if someone offers to, let them.
Immediately turn on your hazard lights.
Move the vehicle to a safe location if you can, especially if you are blocking traffic.
SecondExchange information with the other driver(s) including name, phone number, vehicle registration, driver's license number and insurance policy information...your smart phone has a built in camera that would make life easier to capture that information as well. If not keep a disposable camera in your glove box.
Record pertinent information, take photos and make notes while details are still fresh in your mind.
You can even make a sketch and get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
Do NOT agree to give a recorded statement to anyone including your own insurance company without an attorney present.