When it comes to being a driver, accidents are going to happen. Unfortunately, everyone reading this article may be in a serious accident one day, whether at fault or not.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of things everyone knows after an auto accident occurs. These tips will help to make the accident less frightening, confusing, and hopefully not so costly.
Get to a safe place
If possible, move your car somewhere safe, off of the road once EMT’s are able to access the scene. Keep in mind; it will be in your best interest to stay near the site of the accident. Doing so lessens the risk of someone accusing you of abandoning your vehicle at the scene of the accident.
If your car is immovable, keep it at the site of the accident. However, make sure you’re standing somewhere safe.
Accidents Do’s and Don’ts
Doing so can hurt you in the long run, especially if you weren’t the cause of the accident.
Calling The Police
Once the dust has settled, you may begin thinking about calling the police. Though it is not illegal to not call, due to possible injuries, involving the police during an auto accident is the way to go. They will be able to document the incident and help determine who was at fault.
Know How to Trade Information
Be sure to gather as much information on the other driver as you can, and give them yours. Make sure you have their name, phone number, email, address, make, and model of car. Also, have the driver’s license plate number, insurance carrier, and insurance policy number.
If you choose to involve the police, make sure you receive the police report number, the officer’s badge number, and phone number. Also, request a copy of the report.
At the end of the day, driving is a part of life. It comes with a lot of responsibilities and respect for the road. Accidents are bound to happen, but having the knowledge to deal with it when it happens will make it more easier.