The following tips are designed to help you stay calm and know what to do after a minor car accident.
- Immediately After a Car Accident.
- Check for Injuries.
- Look for Sparks or Fire.
- Don’t Block Traffic.
- Stay Calm.
- Get Contact Information.
- Call the Police.
- Take Pictures.
What details need to be exchanged in a car accident?
You must exchange your car registration number, name and address, and details of the registered keeper if different from the driver. We also recommend you exchange phone numbers. If the police are at the scene, you’ll have to show them your car insurance document.
What happens after a car accident not your fault?
Even if you’re not at fault, you can make a claim with your insurance company for payment of damages and injuries — if you have the right coverages. It will pay for the cost of repairs or total loss of your vehicle. If you take this approach, you will have to pay your collision deductible toward repairs.
Do you call 911 for a minor car accident?
When to Not Call 911
Essentially, you do not need to call the police if no one is hurt, there is minimal property damage, and the accident is not blocking traffic or creating a hazard. For a fender bender or minor collision, exchange contact and insurance information and file a police report on your own.
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