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Car Crash

What Should You Do If You're In An Accident?

1. Get the name, address, and phone number of each driver involved. Also, be sure to get their auto insurance policy numbers and phone numbers for their insurance companies. Do not discuss the details of the accident with the other parties involved. You should only discuss the details with the police and your insurance company or agent.

2. Notify the police as soon as possible. If the accident is serious enough to cause injuries, call an ambulance if you are able.

3. Do not move your vehicle unless instructed to do so by the police or paramedics.

4. It is a good idea to keep a camera in your vehicle so you can take pictures of the accident scene.

5. If someone else causes the accident, file a claim with their insurance company, not your own. You should only file a claim with your insurance company if:

  The person who caused the accident is uninsured or underinsured

  The insurance company of the person who caused the accident refuses to pay your claim.

  You are cited as at fault by the police or no one was cited.

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