If you are like most drivers you know how to drive your vehicle without any problems. You were taught how to operate a vehicle without any issues. You have mastered the tips and tricks to make driving safely a breeze. Hopefully you have learned how to properly maintain your car as well. One thing that you may not have learned yet is what to do if you are in an accident. Frequently drivers are not taught what to do if they are in a car accident. Then when you get in a car accident you unknowingly walk away from the accident without taking a few important steps. Today Calderon Tow & Auto is going to share some important steps that you will want to take if you are in a car accident.
Check for Pain & Injury After a Car Accident
The first thing that you want to do after a car accident is stop. Evaluate yourself to see if you are hurt. Then if you have passengers in the vehicle you will want to check on them as well. Hopefully no one in your vehicle is hurt but unfortunately this is not always the case. If you or anyone in your car are hurt you will want to call emergency services or make sure that someone else is calling. After you have checked on the passengers in your vehicle you will want to check on the passengers in any other vehicles that might have been involved in the accident.
Call the Police After a Minor Fender Bender or Major Collision
After you have checked on all of the people involved in the car accident you will want to make sure that the police have been called. It is important to call the police even if no one was hurt in the accident. If you file a claim with your insurance company it is helpful to have police report to accompany your claim. As you wait for the police to arrive do not move the cars for any reason. The police officer will need to see exactly where the cars were after the accident.
Take Pictures of the Car Accident for Insurance
While you wait for the police to arrive you will want to take pictures of the scene of the investigation. Use the camera on your phone to take pictures of the accident scene from all different angles. If there are any visible injuries you will want to take a picture of them as well.
Accident Information Exchange
If there was damage done to any of the vehicles involved insurance claims will need to be filed. You will want to exchange insurance information and contact information with the other drivers. This way you can give the information to your insurance company. Your insurance company will take care of coordinating with the other insurance company to settle the claim. You will want to take care of calling your insurance company as soon as you can.
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If you need your car towed from the scene of the accident Calderon Tow & Auto can help you out. Give us a call and we will help you get your car from the scene of the accident to the mechanic of your choice.