Nowadays car accidents are very widespread in all U.S. cities and all over the world. You’ll see below five things to do if you get into an accident:
Afore an Accident
Always try to be prepared to accidents. Take with you a pen and paper and a copy of your insurance info. It’ll be better if you have a mobile phone with a camera to take some photos of your vehicle damage, accident location and people involved with the crash.
- Get Off the Road
Do it to get to safety as fast as you can just after a crash to avoid other threats. However don’t try to move your car if you can’t do it without making additional damage. Do not call the police in case if you just have your bumper dinged or door scratched. Call 911in the case if anybody is injured. Be ready to tell him your registration, driver’s license and insurance card.
2. Observe What You Say
You must not say such phrases as “I’m sorry” or “Forgive me” after an accident. Just ask the other driver is he\she OK.
3. Collect Info
You’ll need some your info and information from the other involved driver to offer it to your insurance company: name, address, Email address, phone number, make, model and year of the car, insurance carrier, license plate number and the number of insurance policy.
4. Obtain info from the police officer who will come to the scene:
his name, ID or number badge, police report number and phone number.
Ask a policeman for a copy of the crash report. And remember that the officer’s view of the accident will be handy in the case if the drivers have a disagreement about who was guilty.
5. Keep the Claim
Just after an accident, phone to your insurance company in order to begin processing your claim.