What To Do After a Car Accident

If you’re involved in a car accident, follow these steps:

  1. Stay calm.
  2. Make sure you and your passengers are OK, move out of traffic if possible, and activate your hazard warning lights or set flares.
  3. Check on the health of other parties involved in the wreck including pedestrians.
  4. Call the police or the appropriate emergency number to report the accident. Obtain an accident report from the police.
  5. Take pictures of the accident if you can, including license plates.
  6. Contact your insurance company to report the claim.
  7. Do not admit fault. Only discuss the accident with the police and your claims representative.
  8. Write down the names, addresses, phone numbers, and license plate numbers for all drivers and witnesses. Ask drivers for their insurance company name and policy number.
  9. If you need any help or guidance contact us.

– Source: Progressive Insurance


Accessed 5-30-14