Car accidents happen every day. As long as people will be driving, there will always be accidents on the road. While nobody enjoys thinking about, much less planning for, a car accident – it’s important to know what to do in the event you find yourself in the unfortunate situation.
If you’re in accident, it’s important to stay calm and communicate with the other party (parties) involved. Make sure to contact the cops in order to report the accident, and try to locate witnesses. This will all help you make the process go smoother. If someone is hurt, ask them to stay put until the paramedics arrive.
As you begin to work out the details with the other driver, regardless of who’s fault it was, try to avoid playing the “blame game,” and get down to the basics. Use our Accident Log Sheet to get the needed information such as the other driver’s license numbers, name, address, insurance agent, and other information. It’s also a good idea to get the police officer’s information, and to write a detailed report of what happened on your form. If you have a camera or camera phone, snap a few photos. Last, get the information of your witnesses, too.
Once you’ve filled out the form, you’ll need to start thinking about contacting a tow company to help get your vehicle to an auto repair shop. Our Accident Log Sheet lists numbers and information of referred vendors. Last, don’t forget to contact your insurance agent to report your claim.