When you or a loved one is involved in an accident, it can be a very frustrating and difficult situation. Remember, the more information you get at the scene of the accident, the more favorable this can be for you down the road. Below are some very important tips to keep in mind during a stressful auto accident:

• Stay calm, stay collected, and take a deep breath
• Get the name, address, and phone number of the other driver
• Get the insurance information for the other driver, including their policy number
• Take down the license plate, the year, make, model, and color of the other car
• Check for injuries, and please call the police and ambulance when in doubt
• If the accident is minor, move the cars to the side of the road away from traffic and in a safe place
• Turn your hazard lights on
• Do NOT sign any documents, unless they are for the police or an insurance agent
• Be polite, and never admit fault
• Contact your insurance agent and notify them immediately about what transpired

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