It only takes one mistake or one bad driver to get into an accident, which means that no matter how careful of a driver you are, the possibility of getting involved in an accident is unfortunately always there. Whether or not it’s your fault, you need to know the proper procedures to follow when it happens. Here is what to do after a car accident.
No matter what happens, do your best to stay calm. Don’t let emotion or adrenaline get the better of you. The first and most important thing to do is to check to make sure that you and everyone else around is safe.
Consider the Cars
If the accident is minor, talk with the other driver to see where the best place would be to move the cars. However, if the accident is serious, leave the cars exactly where they are until help arrives.
Call the Police
Even if the accident is minor, it’s best for you to have record of the accident. When you report the accident to you insurance company, it’s better for you to have an objective report of what happened.
If you have any questions about your car or are looking for a new vehicle after experiencing an accident, please feel free to call down to Crawford Buick GMC to see how we can help. We would love to hear from you!