What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident

September 30th, 2019 by

Here at Hiley Hyundai of Fort Worth, we know that accidents happen. However, when they happen in a car, the experience can be especially dangerous and stressful. Practice safe driving at all times to avoid accidents, but make sure you know what hidden issues that you might not have noticed during the adrenaline and stress of the immediate situation. Here is what to do if you’re in a car accident:

Make sure everyone is okay

The safety of you, your passengers, and other drivers and passengers involved is the most important consideration. Ensure everyone is all right, and move the vehicle safely to the shoulder of the road or a side street.

Call the police

Even if no one needs immediate medical attention, call the police.

Exchange info with the other driver(s), but do not admit fault

Get information from other drivers involved, including names, addresses, phone numbers, license numbers, and insurance policy numbers. Only discuss what happened with the police.

Find witnesses

If there are nearby witnesses, get their information as well.

Call your insurance company and report the claim

The sooner you start this process, the better.

Visit your physician

If you do not need to go to the hospital for medical attention immediately, it’s a good idea to get checked out by your doctor to ensure there aren’t any hidden issues that you might not have noticed during the adrenaline and stress of the immediate situation.

Here at Hiley Hyundai of Fort Worth, we know that accidents happen. If you need car repair come see us.

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