What To Do (And Not Do) After A Car Accident

No one ever plans to be in a car accident, but unfortunately many of us will find ourselves involved in one some day.

Here’s what you should do if you’re in an accident:

1. Don’t leave the scene.
2. If there are injuries, call for medical assistance and provide basic first aid.
3. Call law enforcement if needed. Once the officer arrives, when appropriate, get the officer’s name and police station address.
4. Ask for the case number, when the accident report will be filed, and how to get a copy.

Take careful note of the following:

a) Date and time of the accident
b) Street and city
c) Weather and road conditions
d) Direction and speed you and other travelers were going
e) Description of how the accident occurred, the numbers of the license plate, driver’s license, and insurance policy of each driver involved.

As always, Professional Auto Care is here to help. Drive Safe!