What to Do

What to do in case of an accident

  1. DO stop at the scene, or as close as possible, without obstructing traffic any more than necessary
  2. DO determine if you, or any of your passengers, are injured, and if so, stay put and call 911
  3. DO call the police and report the accident, even if you and/or your vehicle are only slightly injured
  4. DO get detailed information from the other drivers and/or parties and/or witnesses involved, including name, address, phone number, vehicle or motorcycle information, insurance information, the location, date and time of the accident
  5. DO take photographs of the accident scene, location of the vehicles, any visible injuries, road signs, skid marks, damage to the vehicle(s)
  6. DO communicate all of your injuries to the police, even if you do not need immediate medical attention
  7. DO seek immediate medical attention if there is any possibility that you may be hurt
    DO report the accident to your insurance company
  8. DO NOT admit fault
  9. DO NOT give a recorded statement, or any statement, to the other driver’s insurance company
  10. DO NOT minimize your injuries, even if you feel bad for the other driver or feel embarrassed
  11. DO NOT try to settle your own claim if you have a serious injury or sought medical treatment for your injury

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