What To Do In Case of a Car Accident

what to do in case of a car accidentIt’s one of those things you don’t like to think about – what to do in case of a car accident – but it’s something you should prepare for so that if an accident does occur, you’re better prepared to deal with the situation.

We have put together a simple car accident form that you can download and save to your smartphone or print it out so you can have a copy for your glove compartment. Having this information available could help you know what to do if you are involved in a car accident.

Here is the information you’ll find in the form:

IN CASE OF A CAR ACCIDENT

At the Time of the Auto Accident:

  • Remain calm and call the police.
  • Tell the police officer if you, or anyone involved in the accident was injured.
  • Do not admit fault to anyone at the scene.
  • Try to obtain witness information and license plate numbers if the police cannot make it to the scene.
  • Keep your current insurance card in your vehicle for proof of insurance.
  • Obtain the necessary information from the other driver if applicable (see below).
  • Provide the information necessary to the other driver if applicable (see below).
  • Take photographs of the accident scene or cars involved if possible.

After the Car Accident:

  • Contact your insurance company.
  • You are not required to make a statement to the other driver’s insurance representative.
  • Go to a doctor if you are having any symptoms.
  • Write down the details of the accident while they are fresh in your memory.
  • Insurance companies will be contacting you. Seek legal advice if necessary so you know your rights.
  • Take photographs of the accident scene or cars involved if you haven’t already.

Information to Obtain From the Other Driver
Drivers Name:
Address:
Phone:
Driver’s License Number:
License Plate Number:
Vehicle Registration Number:
Insurance Company:
Policy Number:

Information to Give to the Other Driver
Your Name:
Address:
Phone:
Driver’s License Number:
License Plate Number:
Vehicle Registration Number:
Insurance Company:
Policy Number:

car accident formClick Here to Download the Car Accident Form

About John T. Buchman

John Buchman is a Shareholder practicing in the area of Personal Injury and Products Liability. He has more than 30 years of experience handling complex cases including wrongful death and product liability claims. He has also tried several personal injury cases in his career, seeking compensation and justice for hundreds of clients in our community. The concentration and dedication he displays in the courtroom has also helped John achieve a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do!

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