A car wreck can be a traumatic experience for anyone. Even if damages are minor and both parties are uninjured, you may find yourself panicking about what to do next.
Here’s a list of important steps to take following any crash, no matter how severe:
Step 1.) Stay calm. This is the most important thing you can do in this type of situation. Assess the situation to determine the extent of damage.
Step 2.) Be safe. Make sure that you and any passenger(s) are unharmed. After a car wreck, always protect the scene and avoid causing additional collisions by moving your car to the side of the road if possible. At night, use flares or reflectors to alert oncoming traffic.
Step 3.) Contact emergency responders right away. If there are injuries, request an ambulance.
Step 4.) Each driver must contact his or her insurance company regardless of who is at fault. The sooner the insurance company knows, the sooner they can start resolving the claim.
Step 5.) Never give an oral statement to the other driver’s insurance company without speaking to an attorney first. If you are contacted, politely decline to talk.
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