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Do you know what to do if you get into a car accident? No matter if it is a simple fender bender, or something more serious, knowing what to do is the best way to protect yourself. Not only will you be able to get help quicker, but also able to claim your insurance easier. Here are the steps you will need to take.
Check For Injuries
The first thing to do is to always check for injuries. Especially in more serious collisions, injuries can be life-threatening. Identifying if anyone is hurt quickly can help save lives. Check yourself first, then your passengers, then check others involved in the accident. This may include the other car, their passengers, or pedestrians nearby. If anyone is seriously hurt, do not try to move them. Wait for the paramedics to properly move them without adding injuries.
Get Out Of The Way
You and your car may have stopped moving, but that does not mean the road will continue to be clear. Incoming vehicles are dangerous and may be speeding not knowing there is a hazard ahead. Get to the side of the road and stay clear of traffic. If your vehicle is safe to move, you may want to move it out of the way as well.
Call The Authorities
For some states, even minor accidents are required to be reported to the police. If you can not contact the authorities, you may drive to the nearest station and report the incident. Contacting the authorities will ensure the situation does not escalate, is handled properly, and keep everything in order. Medical assistance and other help needed will be addressed.
Document The Accident
Make sure you get the information of the other parties involved in the accident. Give them your information as well. Gather as much information as possible and document the whole accident. Take pictures of the cars, damage, the location, and the position of the cars. The better the information you gather, the easier it is for you to claim later on.
Call Your Insurer
This is where you put your insurance provider to the test. How well is their service? How helpful are they? Price and coverage is not the only basis for choosing a provider. Support and service are very important. This is one of the factors that separate great insurance companies. At Murzzy SRI, Inc., we aim to provide comprehensive insurance policies that makes your life easier. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (877) 929-2612. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.
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