Things to Do If You're Involved in an Auto Accident
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY TO SUMMON POLICE and/or PARAMEDICS
Then get the following information:
Name, address and phone number of other driver(s) involved in the accident
Driver's license number of other driver(s) involved in the accident
Insurance information of other driver(s) involved in the accident, name of insurance company, policy number
Registered owner information of other vehicles involved in the accident
If any of the other drivers appears to be on the job for a company, get the name of that company
Passengers in other vehicles? Get their names, addresses, phone numbers
Actual location of accident (street, intersection, exact address, if possible)
Witness information: Names, addresses, phone numbers
Jot down basic information such as weather conditions, street condition, traffic (light, medium, heavy), time of day that accident happened
Very Important: Do not speak to anyone other than your doctor(s) without the advice of an attorney. In particular, DO NOT give a statement to any insurance company, recorded or not, without the advice of an attorney.
What if you don't have auto insurance? Click here to read Uh Oh, Car Accident With No Liability Insurance: "But I'm Not At Fault"
Some excellent links What To Do If You're In An Accident
MSN Money: Insure Your Car. Important tips on basic auto insurance
State Bar of California. Links to 14 important questions such as "What Information Should I Get at the Scene" and "Do I Need Auto Insurance?" as well as a link to download an entire pamphlet on the subject.
Roadragers.com. Practical tips and advice from the site whose tagline is "when you just can't take it anymore."
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