A car crash can be a traumatic experience. Depending on the severity, it can total your vehicle and leave you unable to function as before. The shock of a collision can make it hard to cope with the aftermath. What should you do when a car accident happens to you?
Show a Strong First Response
The steps you take after a collision are time-sensitive. This starts at the crash scene, where some things must be done immediately. Call the police to alert them of the accident right away. Exchange information with the other driver, but stick to the basics (name, address, insurance.) Your own insurance company should also be informed ASAP.
While you wait for the authorities, you can use your phone to take photo and video documentation of the scene to help you later with your insurance claim. If there are witnesses, find out what they saw and ask …