How to Handle a Car Accident

When you are in an auto accident and you aren't sure what to do, the first thing is to make sure you are safe. If you are hurt and can call for help, call the police right away. Once you know that you aren't injured, look for others involved in the accident who might be.

Take a deep breath. It can be overwhelming in the middle of an auto accident, and you will make better decisions when you stay calm. Look to see if your vehicle needs to be moved. If you can't move your vehicle and it isn't safe to stay, get yourself away from the accident to a safe area.

Try to recall what happened. When the police arrive, talk about your impression of the accident. If you need to seek medical attention, let the responding officer know. Gather information from other drivers, to include contact information and license plate.

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