What to do in case of an accident

Accidents happen – even to the most careful drivers. Knowing what to do after an accident will help you to remain calm and in control. It can also help you get back on the road faster. Take a moment to review these tips:

AccIdent checklist

• Get help for the injured.
• Call the police. Remain at the scene of the accident.
• Warn oncoming traffic. Set hazard lights and flares.
• Try to remain calm.
• Do not admit fault.
• Exchange names, addresses, phone numbers, makes
of vehicles, driver’s and vehicle license numbers, and
insurance company/policy number information with
all drivers.
• Get names, addresses, and phone numbers of all
passengers and witnesses.
• Examine and record damage to other vehicles and
• Take pictures of the scene and damage.
• Only answer questions asked by police and your
insurance company.

Emergency Checklist

Put together an emergency kit to keep in your car.
Be sure to include:
• Blanket
• Nonperishable food
• Notepad
• Pen or pencil
• Flares
• Jumper cables
• Garbage bag
• Water
• Flashlight
• First-aid supplies
• Paper towels
• Disposable camera

Call your insurance company promptly.

You can download this handy accident guide to keep in your glove compartment.