09 Jan Do You Know What to Do After a Car Accident?
Here are some helpful tips to keep you safe and in control when and if a car accident does happen.
We never plan to get into a car accident but it is best to be prepared. If you are involved in a car crash stay calm so you can think clearly and get through this a smoothly as possible.
First, you will want to make sure to assist anyone who is injured and then call the police immediately. If you have your phone handy you will want to take photos of the damage and the scene and note the date and time the photos were taken. Next you will want to protect the accident scene by moving your vehicle off the road and/or using flares or cones. These items should be in an emergency kit in your car. Click here for an emergency kit supplies list for your car.
When the police arrive, you will need to give them as much information as you can about the event. Give the facts, but do not admit fault. You will also want to ask the investigating officer for a copy of the police report. Your insurance company may require you to submit this with your claim.
Here are some important facts that you will need to gather at the scene of the accident.
· Get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of everyone involved.
· A description of the car and the license plate number.
· The name of the insurance company and the vehicle identification number of everyone involved.
Call SAVA Insurance Group to report your claim. Please make sure to keep all records of correspondence and any expenses that you incurred as a result of this accident.
Accidents are stressful but being proactive will help you through the process. We are here to make it easy! Click here for an auto accident brochure that you can keep in your glove box. This will help you to remain focused and organized in the event of an accident. If you have any questions the knowledgeable team at SAVA is here to help. Give us a call today, (860) 437-7282.