What are the First Steps After a Car Accident?

If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident and you’re able to move and locate your phone, call emergency services. It’s the first thing you should do. Even if the accident is not serious, still contact the police in order to fill our and file a police report. When you’re giving a statement to the police, do not speculate as to things about which you are unsure. Instead, give a short, concise statement of only the facts.

Additionally, you need to get the other driver’s insurance information. You should also record their driver’s license and license plate numbers. Next, if you are able, take pictures with your cellphone – be sure to capture the damage to all vehicles involved and any visible injuries that you have sustained. Finally, if you are injured or suspect you are injured, seek immediate medical attention.

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