Accident Notes

What to do in case of an accident

  • Try to keep calm – Do whatever is necessary to protect your family members or passengers and your property.
  • Do not admit any responsibility at the accident scene or blame anyone else. Do not discuss the scope of your insurance coverage.
  • Do not leave the scene of an accident.
  • Always notify law enforcement if there are any injuries, death or significant property damage related to an auto accident. Cooperate with law enforcement officials.
  • Record the name, address, and phone numbers of any witnesses, e.g., anyone who saw the accident but was not involved in it.
  • Note the date, time, and location of the accident. Record details like cross streets and lane configurations.
  • Report all theft and vandalism losses to the police.
  • Report all losses to your insurance company promptly.

OBTAIN AND RECORD INFORMATION

  • Regarding Other Vehicles
    • Owner name and address
    • Make, model, and year of automobile.
    • License plate or tag number and state.
    • Damage to other vehicles.
  • Regarding Other Drivers, Passengers, and Pedestrians
    • Names
    • Addresses
    • Telephone Numbers
    • Date of birth and gender
    • Drivers license numbers and state
    • Insurance company name and policy number
  • Seek information from police regarding injured parties, names, addresses, dates of birth, gender, and extent of injuries.

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