What To Do If You Are In A Car Accident
Stay Calm: Do not argue and only state the facts.
Call 911 for medical assistance and law enforcement. If there are
injuries provide aid but do not move anyone unless you have medical or lifesaving expertise. Upon the arrival of law enforcement get the officers information.
If there are no serious injures try to move the vehicles to the side of the road out of the way of oncoming traffic. If a vehicle cannot be moved, or there are serious injuries, turn on the hazardous signals. Be sure to turn off you engine.
Exchange information from the other driver including: Name, Address, Phone Number, Drivers License and Insurance Information. If the drivers name is not the name on the insurance car write down the relationship of the driver and the insured. Tip: You can use your cell phone to take pictures of persons drivers license, insurance card and license plate.
Document And Photograph The Accident:
Use your cell phone to take pictures of the accident scene & damage to the different vehicles. Also take pictures of any injuries. If there are any witnesses get their contact information. Take detailed notes about the accident.
File An Accident Report:
In many locations law enforcement may not respond. You should always file an accident report which is available at a police station and often downloadable from the DMV website. In some states it is the law to file a report.
Contact The Professionals:
- Call your insurance company to report the accident.
- Schedule a chiropractic consultation to determine if you have any injuries from the crash. Not all health care professional are trained to detect and treat injuries related to car crashes. Be sure to go to a chiropractic with advanced training in diagnosing and treating injure related to car crashes.
- Have your vehicle inspected and repaired by a respected auto body shop.
Following these tips will help you effectively recover form damages related to a car crash.
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