Even the most careful drivers make mistakes. Be sure to print out this document as a reminder of what to do if you are ever involved in an accident.

After an Accident

  • Check for injuries. Life and health are more important than damage to vehicles.
  • Make note of specific damages to all vehicles involved.
  • Write down the names, addresses and license numbers of persons involved in the accident. Also, write a description of the other vehicles.
  • Call the police, even if the accident is minor.
  • Go to the hospital for an examination. You may not feel any injuries immediately because of the shock and adrenaline released after an accident.
  • Jot down names and addresses of anyone who may have witnessed the accident. This can prevent disagreement concerning how the accident actually happened.

Other Do's and Don'ts


  • DO jot down details about the accident, the location, and circumstances such as weather conditions and visibility.
  • DO notify your company about the accident immediately.
  • DO notify your insurance agent about the accident immediately.
  • DON'T sign any document unless it is for the police or your insurance agent.
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