Tip to remember if involved in a wreck?


Be Prepared

  • Carry a set of cones, warning triangles, or emergency flares in your trunk to help alert traffic.

  • It also helps to have a pen and a card with any relevant medical information for you and your family.

Immediately After an Accident

  • Take a deep breath and stay calm.

  • Check for injuries; call an ambulance when in doubt.

  • If accident is minor, move cars to a safe place, out of traffic.

  • Turn on your vehicle's hazard lights and use cones, warning triangles or flares for safety.

  • Call the police, even if the accident is minor.

  • Notify your insurance agent immediately.

Other Important Tips

  • Do not sign any document unless it's for the police or your insurance agent.

  • Make immediate notes about the accident, including specific damages to all vehicles involved, witness information, etc.

  • If the name on an auto registration is different than the driver, jot down the relationship.

  • Be polite, but don't tell anyone the accident was your fault, even if you think it was.

  • State only the facts, and limit your discussion of the accident to the police and your insurance agent.

  • If possible, don't leave the accident scene before the police and other drivers do.


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