The initial thing to do when you’re in a car accident is to assess the situation. Has anyone been seriously injured? Consider safety first. Check to be sure that you and everyone involved in the accident is okay. If there are any potentially serious injuries, call 911 immediately.
The first steps to take include:
Take a deep breath and stay calm.
Call 911 and report the accident and basic information, including location & injuries.
Check for injuries.
Make sure oncoming traffic knows there is a problem by putting flashers on.
Move your car to the side of the road if possible.
Have a pen and paper to write down important information.
Make immediate notes about the accident, including specific damages to all vehicles involved, witness information, etc.
Remember to call the police, even if the accident is minor. You may have injuries and not be aware until days later.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, you can call our office for help at 239-549-6689.