WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
We all can agree that nobody really wants to end up in automobile accidents, therefore; it always helps to stay prepared.
Here’s a look at what you should do in case you are involved in an accident:
Don’t Run Away
It’s natural to panic in these situations but don’t ever try to run away from the scene of an accident. It doesn’t matter if it’s a minor accident. Wait for medical personnel and authorities to come to the scene.
Check for Injuries
Check yourself and see if you have any injuries. Contact 911 for assistance. If you are too injured to do it on your own, ask bystanders to do it for you. Try to avoid moving too much while you wait for help. Also if you have fellow passengers, check if they are injured.
Contact the Police
In case of a major collision (or even a minor fender bender), you are required by the law to get in touch with the police.
The officers will fill in the report and document the scene. If the police don’t show up on their own, visit a nearby police station and fill in the report.
This is important because when you file for an insurance claim, the agent will ask you to present a copy of the police report.
Once the police arrive, make sure that you provide them with a complete record of everything that happened. Don’t skip any detail. If possible, take a picture of the accident site as well.
Exchange information with the other driver. Some important details that you need to know include their name, address, license, and registration number. Also ask them about their insurance company and policy.
Seek Medical Assistance
Injuries after an accident are not always immediately apparent. In fact, a lot of people don’t complain of pain until after a day or two has passed.
Therefore, make sure that you seek medical assistance immediately after an accident. Even if you feel fine, you might have sustained injuries that you may not be aware of.
Injuries like concussions are not apparent immediately but they can lead to severe consequences if they are not diagnosed in time.
You will also need to get your vehicle delivered to the nearest garage in order to have it repaired. This is where we come in. We offer towing services in Arizona. We also offer additional services like roadside assistance. Contact us at 480-599-9552 for further details.