If you or someone else is injured and needs medical attention, call 911 right away. An ambulance can help treat an injured party and ensure they receive the proper attention required for their injury. It's also important to notify the police of an accident. They will want to conduct an accident report and will need to be on the scene to evaluate.
ASK FOR A POLICE REPORT.
After the accident, request the incident report from the responding authorities. These reports are filed by the police and may take a few days to be completed. Try to get this information as soon as possible to assist with your insurance claim.
MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS OK.
Right after an accident happens, make sure all parties are ok. If able to, move vehicles off the road to help avoid a traffic jam. Once you've made sure all parties are safe and out of harm's way, you can start to gather information.
WRITE ALL DETAILS ABOUT THE ACCIDENT DOWN.
As soon as you are able, document the entire accident. Write down what happened from your perspective. Also note any outside conditions that may have impacted the situation - weather, other traffic, etc.
CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY.
As soon as possible, contact your insurance company and notify them of the incident. This can help get the process started with your claim. Provide as much information as possible to your insurer and follow their directions as to what your next steps will be.
CALL A TOW TRUCK IF NEEDED.
If you are unable to drive your vehicle away from the scene, contact a tow company right away. If your vehicle is on the side of the road or even some parking lots for any length of time, you may get a fine. Getting your vehicle out of the way is important, especially if it is obstructing traffic.
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