With all of this crazy Texas weather happening lately, we thought we should share our suggestions for what you should do after an accident. We hope you never have to use these tips, but just incase, here they are.
5. Stay calm and safe.
It’s very normal to experience a little bit of anxiety and stress after being in a car accident. Try your hardest to remain cool and calm. The first priority is to make sure that you are in a safe area. If the accident is minor you can move the cars off of the road, but if you are unable to move to the side of the road, make sure passing drivers can see you. Don’t forget to turn on your hazard lights.
4. Check for injuries and call the police.
Even if the accident is minor, it’s best to have the police come out and make an official report. This is very helpful later when dealing with insurance companies.
3. Make notes about what happened.
Take note of anything that you might forget later such as the weather and road conditions, street names, license plate numbers and models of the vehicles. Don’t forget to use your smartphone or camera to take pictures of the damage to both vehicles.
2. Exchange Information.
Be sure to exchange information with the other driver. A notepad and a pen stored in the glove compartment can come in handy in situations like this. Don’t be afraid to be the first person to ask for the other driver’s information.
1. Call your insurance agent right away.
Your insurance agent will be able to guide you in what steps you should take next and what you can expect from their end. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially if this is a new process for you, they are here to help. Write down all of your claim information and keep it in a safe place.