In Case of an Accident

Had an accident?

in case of an accidentIn the case of an accident, Stop your vehicle, turn off ignition, exit vehicle when safe. CALL 911. If this is a minor accident pull the vehicle to side of the road to a safe area. Check and see if anyone is hurt or is in need of first aid. Watch traffic, put out road flares or reflective triangles if needed.

Exchange Insurance Information

Get information from other driver and give them yours, (name, address, phone number, birth date, insurance company, make, model and year of vehicle) get names of witnesses, take pictures of the accident, and make notes of how the accident happened. If the other person is at fault make sure you take pictures of their vehicle and make sure you get all the insurance information from the other driver. Make sure a police report is filed.

Do not discuss who is at fault except with the police. All accidents have to be reported to the police, because your insurance will report all accidents to the DMV.