Car Accident Checklist
- Think Safety
- Call The Police
- Gather Information About Accident
- Get Witnesses
- Describe The Accident
- Don’t Admit Fault
- Never Leave The Scene Of An Accident
- Seek Medical Attention
- Contact Us Immediately
- Report Accident To Insurance Company
1. Think Safety
Shut down the car and exit the vehicle if you can safely exit the car. If your vehicle is a hazard to others, move it to the side of the road.
2. Call The Police
Call the police and tell them your location and advise them if medical attention is needed.
3. Gather Information About Accident
You need to obtain the following information about the drivers involved in an accident: 1. Name, address and home, work and cell numbers 2. Employers name, address and work phone 3. Make, model and year of car 4. Driver license and plate number 5. Name, address and phone numbers of the registered owner of the car. 6. Insurance company, name, address, phone number, agent and policy number. 7. Driver’s injuries or complaints of pain 8. Statements made about accidents. 9. Location of damages to the vehicle. 10. Pictures of cars and accident scenes.
4. Get Witnesses
Find all witnesses and obtain, names, addresses, and phone numbers. Write down everything they observed.
5. Describe The Accident
Describe what happened and draw a complete diagram of the area, showing your vehicle and other vehicle involved. Indicate the location of the North on the diagram.
6. Don’t Admit Fault
Do not make any statements concerning how the accident happened, speed of vehicles or any other comments. Do not sign any statements concerning the accident. This will be used against you by lawyer or insurance company.
7. Never Leave The Scene Of An Accident
Never leave the scene of an accident. Stay at an accident until helps arrives.
8. Seek Medical Attention
Always see a doctor, you may be injured and not know it. Injuries do not always result in immediate pain or bleeding.
9. Call Us Immediately
Call us immediately before giving any interviews or statements to insurance adjusters.
10. Report Accident To Insurance Company
Call your Insurance company to protect your rights to insurance coverage.
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