In I Got Into an Auto Collision Accident… What Should I Do? (Part 1), I already discussed a few details on what to do. Today, I will complete the list of how to gather more data and other very helpful tips.
GET ALL THE DATA ABOUT YOUR VEHICULAR ACCIDENT
A lot of people forget the most important part because of the shock. All parties involved should exchange the following data:
- Names of all the drivers and passengers, their addresses, and contact numbers.
- Get the correct descriptions of the vehicle (make, the model, year and color).
- Driver’s license and the license plate numbers.
- Get the vehicles identification number or VIN which is located at the front of the dashboard at the side of the driver. Take note that the license plate number will not suffice because a lot of insurance companies needs to know the type of car and the VIN.
- Ask the person’s insurance company names and policy numbers.
- Location to the accident or its address.
- Names and the contact numbers of eyewitnesses.
- Know the officer’s name and badge number.
Remain calm and well-mannered. Get your mobile phone and take the photos of all the vehicles that figured in the accident and the damages to document what transpired. Do not sign any documents apart that of the officer or your insurance company. Take as many notes as you can by writing or recording in your mobile. Do not forget to ask eyewitnesses of what they saw and write them down.
GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CAR INSURANCE COMPANY
Contact your agent or your insurance company’s emergency claims soon as you can. If you can do that while you are still in the accident location, it will even be better for you as everything is still vivid in your mind. Frequently, a law enforcer can present a more precise data compared to yours simply because you are still in the state of shock and extreme stress especially if it was your first car accident.
WHAT IF THE OTHER DRIVER’S VEHICLE IS UNINSURED?
If the other driver who hit you is uninsured, there are still some things you can do while you are in the site of the accident. Ask for the driver’s name and identification. You can utilize your handy phone to take some pictures of the vehicles, its damage/s, and the other driver’s license plate. Write down everything while you are still in the scene so you can remember all the pertinent data. If the other driver refuses to give his identification or even his or her name to you, it is wise to wait for the police to arrive.
CALL A RELIABLE AUTO REPAIR SHOP!
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