Immediately after a car accident, you are likely to be upset, afraid, or even angry. Stay calm and focused. Whether you were at fault, or not, it’s important to keep your head and focus on these do’s and don’ts:
Asses the situation and take a moment to gather your thoughts. You were just in an accident and it is important to make sure you’re in a safe area and out of the way of oncoming traffic.
Call the police to make a report of the car accident. Do not let the driver of the other vehicle(s) persuade you to not involve the police.
Exchange insurance information and driver’s license information. You may take digital photographs of these items with your phone.
Make certain to get the license plate, make and model of all vehicles involved in the accident.
Take photographs of all cars where they impacted one another and where they were located on the road. If there are stop lights or signs, take photos of those too.
Take photographs of any debris on the road or any skid marks that appear to have been left by any of the involved vehicles.
If there was anyone who witnessed the accident, get their name, phone number, email address, and whatever else they will give you.
If you are able, you can call your insurance company from the scene of the accident to make the initial report.
If you are asked if you are injured, report that you are not sure.
Give the police a clear and concise description of what happened at the scene of the accident.
Accept medical attention offered at the scene.