Take These 4 Steps After a Car Accident
A car accident isn’t a pleasant experience, but it something that most of us will go through in our lives, even if we are safe drivers. However, even a minor car accident that doesn’t result in any sort of injury or an excessive amount of damage to your vehicle is still an event that you should take seriously.
However, many people don’t know what things to do after a car accident to make sure that they are safe and covered. Use these tips from Schumacher Insurance Agency after you’ve been involved in a car accident.
- Make safety a priority. If the accident isn’t serious and nobody is injured, vehicles should be moved out of the road so they aren’t in the path of oncoming traffic and blocking the street or highway. Vehicles that won’t start should be blocked off with hazard cones from your emergency preparedness kit and your hazard lights should be turned on.
- Photograph the accident and take notes of what happened. You can use any camera you have on you, including your smartphone, to take pictures of the damage to your car and any other vehicles involved. Write down what happened as well, as you may not remember all the details when you need to down the road.
- Exchange contact information with the other driver or drivers. You’ll need a phone number, email address, home or business address and their insurance information. Make sure you write down the year, make, model and color of other vehicles involved as well.
- File an accident report with law enforcement. You may not think it’s necessary if there are no injuries, but it’s good to have a formal record of the accident.
Contact Schumacher Insurance Agency for more information and tips on things to do after a car accident.