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Few people go through life without experiencing some type of auto mishap.  Most of us have so few, however, that we’re generally pretty inexperienced about what to do in the aftermath. Here are some tips:
  • Try to remain calm.
  • Check for injuries and call 911 if anyone might need quick help.
  • Avoid a second crash. Turn on flashers if they work. It’s OK to move vehicles out of harm’s way.
  • Don’t stand in the roadway while discussing the accident. Get off to the side.
  • Call police even if accident is minor.
  • Exchange information with other driver(s). Get name, address, phone, license plate and drivers license number, as well  as insurance company name and policy number.
  • Don’t argue or make accusations when talking to other driver.
  • Don’t admit fault or apologize.
  • Get names and contact information of anyone who claims to have witnessed the accident.
  • Take photos if  possible.
  • Call your insurance agent and report the accident ASAP.
  • Be prepared. It’s great to have certain things in your car at all times: Paper and pencil, insurance card, orange cones, flares, first aid kit and a cell phone.
Posted 9:30 AM

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