Check to see if you or any passengers with you were injured.
Call “911” if anyone needs medical attention. If anyone is unconscious, it is best not to move them unless absolutely necessary as moving them could make their injuries worse. If you must move injured people, make sure to keep their head and neck supported the entire time.
Safely get out of the way of traffic. If your car does not work, turn on your warning lights or open your hood to warn oncoming drivers. Your safety is most important.
Call the police if the auto accident involves damage, injury or death.
Obtain police officer’s information:
Obtain information from all other drivers and witnesses involved in the car accident (list additional witnesses and drivers on reverse side) including:
City, ST, Zip
Phone #, Cell
Insurance Company, Policy Number, Coverage Limits (liability)
Write down the car accident information
Other Car Description:
Make, Model, Color, Year, License Plate #, State
Take pictures of everything involved in the car accident, as long as it can be done safely. These pictures should include each car driver, each automobile in the car accident showing any property damage, skid marks, any other damage to property, as well as the location of the automobile accident. When in doubt, take pictures. The more pictures the better. Keep a disposable camera in your glove compartment or trunk. If there are no other cameras available, then you should use a cell phone camera.
Schedule an appointment with your doctor. Sometimes there are injuries right after an accident takes place, but many people who are injured do not realize it right after an accident. Therefore, it is always wise to see your doctor to make sure that you are OK.
Create an auto accident diagram.
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