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Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Last updated 5 years ago

When it comes to car accidents, no one is exempt. Even teens and adults who have attended driving school can still be involved in a collision, so it is always a good idea to prepare for the worst. No matter how confident you are behind the wheel or how well you did on your driver’s test, there are thousands of drivers out there who are not as safe as you. Here are a few steps to take should you ever be involved in a car accident:

Pull Over
For minor fender-benders, pull over to the side of the road or pull into a parking lot, especially if the accident occurred on a busy road. If your car is badly damaged, or if multiple vehicles are involved in the collision, wait until help arrives to attempt to move your vehicle.

Call 911
Unless the accident is extremely minor and there are no injuries or damage, call 911 and wait for the police to arrive before leaving the scene of the accident. The police will need to get an accurate description of what happened to determine who is at fault for the accident. 911 will also send EMTs or firefighters if anyone involved in the accident is injured.

Take Pictures
If your cell phone is equipped with a camera, of if you have a camera in your vehicle, take pictures of all cars involved in the accident. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident, including all road signs, stop lights, and access roads to give a clear picture of what happened and who is at fault for the accident. These pictures may prove to be very important when dealing with your insurance agency.

If you want to reduce your risk of being involved in an accident, brush up on your defensive driving techniques at Top Driver. We offer contemporary driver training to help prepare teens and adults for the dangers of driving. Call Top Driver at (888) 471-5418 to learn more about our driver training courses for teens and adults


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