What to Do in a Car Accident
Every time we drive, we hope that we will get to our destination safely. But an accident can happen in the blink of an eye, whether it was because someone ran a stop light or were texting behind the wheel. Here is a guide regarding what to do in a car accident.
Check for Injuries
Once you have overcome the initial shock from the accident, look yourself over for any injuries. If you have any passengers, check on them for any injuries. Then make sure that all other parties involved in the accident are okay. If necessary, call an ambulance.
Try to Make the Road Safe for Other Drivers
If possible, try to move all participating vehicles off the road so other motorists may efficiently continue on their way. Turn on your vehicle’s safety lights.
Notify the Authorities
No matter how minor the accident may be, call the police—even if other victims ask you not to. It is also a good idea to contact your insurance agency at this time.
Record any damage made to participating vehicles. If you have a camera with you (or use your smartphone), take lots of pictures.
We encourage you to be polite with other accident participants, but keep conversation to a minimum. Even if the accident was your fault, do not acknowledge it, as it could be used against you in dealing with insurance or court cases.
Contact Us With Any Questions!
Here at Certified Autoplex, we want all of our customers and readers to be safe while on the road. Don’t text while driving, pay attention to the road, and always wear your seat belt! If you have any questions regarding car accident protocol, please feel free to contact us!