Whether you had a small fender bender or totaled your car, auto accidents are scary!  And, it is hard to know what you should do after an accident.  We have generated a list of helpful tips below:

  • Check yourself and passengers for injuries.
  • Remain calm.  Take a few deep breaths if necessary.  Be polite to all parties involved in the accident.
  • Move out of the way of oncoming traffic.
  • Turn your hazard lights on.
  • Call the police.
  • Take pictures of the damage and the license plates of the other parties.  This can help prevent fraudulent claims from other parties.
  • Exchange information such as:  driver’s names, address, phone number, insurance company, policy number, drivers license number and license plate number.
  • Stay at the accident scene until police have arrived and you have filed a report with them.
  • Call your insurance provider to report the claim as soon as possible.

An accident can be upsetting.  Following the steps above can help the incident go smoothly.