In Case Of An Accident...
Accidents can be confusing. Your Insurance Company's ID card provides information on the back of the card (which should always be in your vehicle) on what to do in case of an accident. Here are some additional tips to aid in your safety and as well as your legal protection.Never
'Make a Deal' for damages.Never
leave the scene of even a MINOR accident.Never
accept an offer of cash, check or private settlement.Never
disavow injury to you or your passengers.Never
offer to pay ANYTHING even if you think you are at fault.Never
administer first aid unless you are LICENSED to do so.Always
(when conditions permit) move to the shoulder of the road or other 'safe area' to prevent further damage.Always
ask someone to summon police and seek medical assistance....repeat every 5 minutes until they arrive.Always
remember the 3C's: Remain Calm, Courteous, and Consistent in your version of the accident.Always
obtain complete information from those involved. Always
obtain the names of witnesses including addresses and phone numbers.Always
notify the owner of the car you are driving as soon as possible if you are not the owner.