Car Accident Tips: What do you need to know?

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  1. Stay calm
  2. If anyone is injured or the nature of the accident dictates it, call 911.
  3. Call the police to report the accident.
  4. If possible, move your vehicle to a safe location or otherwise indicate a disabled vehicle with flashers or flares
  5. Take photos of the accident scene and the condition of all vehicles and property involved.

Get the following accident site information:

  1. Location/intersection
  2. Date and time
  3. Name and address of other driver
  4. Year/Make/Model of vehicle
  5. License number
  6. Insurance carrier
  7. Insurance phone and policy number
  8. Are there witnesses?
  9. Witness name and phone number
  10. Name of police officer
  11. Phone and case number — ask for a copy of the case report

Finally, notify your auto insurance carrier immediately. The sooner they know; the sooner they can begin processing your claim.