What to do when you get in an accident

The first thing you do when you get in an accident is get to safety. If you’re able to, move to the side of the road. Otherwise, leave the vehicle where it is and get yourself to safety. Check the other driver involved in the accident and see with everyone is ok. Next, call 911 so the responding officer will fill out an accident report and document the scene. Whether an accident is considered a minor or major collision, calling the police is important. While you are waiting for the police to come. You should exchange information with the other driver and don’t forget to get their contact information. Take pictures of the other person’s license, driver’s license, vehicle insurance card, and physical damages for each vehicle. Write down the time of the accident and location. Never admit fault and explain to the police officer what happen. Once you are done with the police report, ask the officer where you can obtain a copy because your insurance adjuster may ask for the police report. Once you’re are done with the police report and exchanging information with the other party. Next, you should call your insurance claims department and let them know you were involved in an accident.

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