Most people get in a car accident and have no idea what to do. You remember learning to exchange information. But, there is actually more you should do when you are involved in a car crash. Here are 5 tips to follow if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being in a car accident:
1.PULL OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
There is very little reason to leave your car in the middleof the road after an accident. First, it is not safe. Second, it just createsanother hazard for the other drivers. If your car is driveable, move it to theside of the road.
2. MAKE SURE NO ONE ISHURT
Before you can do anything else, you must see if anyone is hurt. If someoneis hurt, do not move them. Call 911 and request an ambulance. Let theprofessionals provide assistance and evaluate the injured people.
3. CALL THE POLICE
I know they do not always come, but you should call them. Make sure thatyou tell them where the accident happened, and be specific.
4. TAKE PICTURES
Take pictures of everything. Take pictures of the accidentscene, any debris, skid marks, your car, the other person’s car and any visibleinjuries. You should always carry a disposable camera in your car for just thisvery reason!
5. BE PLEASANT!
It doesn’t matter if the other person hit you when you arestopped. He feels bad about it already. Do not yell at him. Do not embarrass him.Do not humiliate him. Be nice, for one day it may be you who causes anaccident.
No one ever wants to be involved in a car accident. However, taking these steps will make it a bit easier to deal with, will make sure you get the information you need, and will protect you. For more tips, email me for my report at firstname.lastname@example.org.