What Should I Do If I Am Involved In A Car Accident?

  1. The first thing you should do is check to see if anyone is injured.
  2. Call 911 if needed.
  3. Notify the police to file an accident report.
  4. Notify your company or agent if necessary.
  5. Find your automobile policy and read it to be prepared for questions.
  6. Merely exchange insurance information with the other driver ­ DO NOT argue over the facts of the accident.
  7. Be polite and cooperate with the police when they arrive.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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