What To Do After Being Involved In A Car Accident?

At the Scene

  • Remain calm and don’t panic. Take slow, deep breaths.
  • Move your car to the side of the road and turn on hazard lights, if it’s drivable.
  • Call 911 if anyone is injured.
  • Call the police to file an accident report.

Information to Exchange

  • Names, contact info, insurance details of all drivers involved
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers
  • Photos of accident scene, vehicle damage, injuries


  • Get names and contact info of any witnesses to the accident

what to do after being involved in a car accident

What Not to Do

  • Do not admit fault or speculate about what happened
  • Only provide factual details to the police

Next Steps After Leaving the Scene

  • Notify your insurance provider about the accident ASAP
  • Seek medical attention even if you don’t think you were injured
  • Document all details you remember about the accident
  • Save all documentation related to the accident

Insurance Claims Process

  • Fully cooperate with your insurance adjuster
  • Follow all claim instructions from your provider
  • Consider consulting an attorney if claims process is complicated

Seeking Medical Care

  • Look out for symptoms of shock or concussion after accident
  • Get checked by a doctor even if you think you weren’t injured

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