Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, some of these crashes result in an injury to one or both parties or fatality. However, there are things that you can do in the event of an accident to keep yourself safe physically, legally, and financially. Here are some steps you need to take directly after being involved in an automobile accident:
*Please note – If you or any other party involved in the accident is injured in any way, your first step should always be to call emergency responders and law enforcement by dialing 911.
- First, stay at the scene of the crash. It is vital that you not leave the area in which the accident happen, regardless of what the crash entailed. Pull your vehicle to the side of the road if possible and immediately call 911.
- Next, check on the condition of the passengers in your car. If everyone is not injured and seems to be okay after the accident, step out of the vehicle to check on the other cars and passengers involved.
- Once you have made sure that all parties involved in the accident are not injured and have stayed on the scene, gather your insurance, car, and personal information for the other driver in the crash. Exchange necessary details regarding your insurance policy, driver’s license number, and phone number in which they can reach you. Do not give any unnecessary information to the other driver, such as your social security number or any banking information,
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