Car Accident: What You Need To Do.

SettersphotoWhen you are in a car accident, you are required to stop, check to see if anyone is injured (call 911 if someone is badly injured), and render aid.  You are also required to exchange your name and insurance information with the other driver.  If any witnesses stopped, you should obtain their names and telephone numbers as well. The police will not take the witnesses names and numbers any more (new Municipal policy) nor will the police make a report unless someone is obviously injured at the scene.

As soon as you can, you must report the accident to the police department, call your insurance company and report the accident, call the other driver's insurance company and report the accident.  You'd be surprised how many at-fault drivers don't report their accidents to their own insurance company.

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