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What to Do After You Have Been in a Car Accident

The first thing you absolutely need to do after being in a car accident, even a small one, is to stop. You want to pull off to the side of the road to check on the other vehicle. Here is what to do after that. 

Contact Appropriate Authorities

If anyone is injured, then you need to get an ambulance to the scene immediately. Even if everyone is OK, then it can still be good to contact the police. In the event this collision goes to court, it can be beneficial to have a police report on file. 

Give Other Driver Your Insurance Information

You need to exchange insurance materials with the other driver. It can also be good to exchange email addresses or phone numbers, so you can get in touch with the person just in case. This is also a good time to make your own record of the incident and take pictures. 

Call Insurance Provider

You do not want your insurance agent to hear about this event from the other person. Contact your agency immediately afterward and let them know what happened. This will make things much easier as you attempt to repair your vehicle. 
In case you have to go to court, you want a car accident attorney by your side. Learn about why getting a lawyer can be a good idea by calling Law offices of Janice Maloney.