If you are ever in an accident, would you know what information you need to file a claim? Make sure you are prepared ahead of time.
Be aware of your personal safety and others at the accident scene first. If there are any injuries or property damage, call 911 immediately.
Emotions may run high in the aftermath of a car accident. In spite of this, it’s important to remain calm and stay focused at the task at hand: documentation.
Take good notes. Keep a pad and pencil in your glove compartment or use your cell phone to document the following:
Take photos of the accident scene and vehicle damage. Record the details of the accident while they are fresh in your memory. Draw a diagram to recreate the scene.
Even if no one is hurt from the accident, you should always contact the police and file an accident report. You might need it when you file a claim.