The first thing to do in the event of an accident is to make sure that anyone who is injured receives the medical care he or she needs. Once it’s clear that everyone has been helped, gather information about the vehicles and drivers involved. Be sure to first get identifying information, such as the license plate number of the other vehicle in case the other driver leaves the scene, turning the accident into a hit-and-run.
If the other driver stays at the scene, as they should, be sure to exchange contact information and insurance information with them.
If there are witnesses, make sure to get their contact information.
Make sure to document the scene of the accident. The best method is to draw a diagram of the accident scene to the best of your ability. This will allow you to easily make note and label the positions of the vehicles, traffic conditions and weather.
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