Being in an accident is something no one can predict, however you can help to be prepared by being aware of the steps to take after one has occurred.
After an accident the first step is always to stop your vehicle as near to the crash site as possible but also ensure that it is out of the way of traffic so that another crash does not occur. The next step is to check to see if any drivers or passengers where injured in the crash and to them call emergency assistance, this is also the time to call the police in order to ensure a report is properly filed. Once all the necessary calls have been made it is crucial to exchange your information with the other driver. The information you exchange should include:
· License number
· Vehicle information (make, model, and year)
· Insurance Information (company name and policy number if available)
Following the correct procedures will help to ensure that the state requirements are being met and that the accident can be properly reported and then filed with your insurance company.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, call Martin Law Office today for a free consultation.