Posts Tagged ‘how to handle a car accident’

5 Steps To Properly Handle a Car Accident

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

An auto accident is scary and stressful for everyone involved. In hectic moments we are not always ready to deal with an accident appropriately. Preparing and understanding how to handle a car accident ahead of time will help you act appropriately when the real thing happens. Here are the steps you should take when an accident occurs.

  1. After the initial accident if possible, move your car to a safer area away from traffic or put your hazard lights on to warn other drivers.
  2. Step out of your fully stopped vehicle and check on the other passengers involved. If anyone is injured then call 911.
  3. Collect the other driver’s information. The information you should have are the names of the driver and passenger, the license plate number, insurance information, the make and model of the car, contact information, and the location of the accident.
  4. Take pictures of the scene and the accident with any kind of camera you have at the time.
  5. Contact your insurance to file a claim.

Warrior Insurance in Monument Colorado can help keep your car as safe as possible with auto insurance. We take the time to assess our clients and understand their needs to find the right insurance coverage. Contact us today for more information.