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What To Do If You’re In An Accident

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 29, 2006

Things to Do If You’re Involved in an Auto Accident

Call 911 immediately to summon police and/or paramedics

Then get the following information:

  1. Name, address and phone number of other driver(s) involved in the accident
  2. Driver’s license number of other driver(s) involved in the accident
  3. Insurance information of other driver(s) involved in the accident, name of insurance company, policy number
  4. Registered owner information of other vehicles involved in the accident
  5. If any of the other drivers appears to be on the job for a company, get the name of that company
  6. Passengers in other vehicles? Get their names, addresses, phone numbers
  7. Actual location of accident (street, intersection, exact address, if possible)
  8. Witness information: Names, addresses, phone numbers
  9. Jot down basic information such as weather conditions, street condition, traffic (light, medium, heavy), time of day that accident happened

Keep a camera in your car at all times (disposable is just fine). Take pictures of the cars, people, scene.

Very Important: Do not speak to anyone other than your doctor(s) without the advice of an attorney. In particular, DO NOT give a statement to any insurance company, recorded or not, without the advice of an attorney.


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