|If you are involved in an accident and not seriously injured try to remain calm|
|and keep your composure. This is a time when you need to assess injuries of |
any passengers as well as your self, as well as the others in the vehicles
|Next you will need to assess the damages to your vehicle and the other|
|vehicles involve, this can be very important at a later time. Today with the |
advantage of cell phones it is even possible to take pictures.
|The police should be called even if the damages are limited, they will make a|
|report of the incident and this can be useful later. When it is time for medical |
bills and damages to be paid for by the insurance companies and in the event of
|List facts about the accident if you have not been injured while you are at the|
|scene of the accident. If you have been injured then make a list of facts about |
the accident as soon as possible while they are still fresh in your mind. This
could be very helpful in the event that the accident case is taken to court. Some
of the information that you want to list is the accident the way you remember it
|The names, addresses and other information about the other drivers involved,|
|you will also want to write down the license plates of the vehicles. One reason |
it is important to take down the license plate number of the vehicles involved is
that some drivers will flee the accident after talking to those involved and prior
to the arrival of the police. It is also important to exchange and write down
insurance information as well as the vehicle identification number.
|As this is a time when you are not thinking clearly and have just been through a|
|traumatic experience and this is a time when you should not discuss the |
accident unless you are directly asked any questions by the police, those
questions should be answered.
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