Car Accident Legalities Checklist

If you are involved in an accident:

DO:

  • Get uninjured passengers out of vehicle to the side of the road, safely away from the vehicle and oncoming traffic.
  • Call the police immediately. If a phone is not available, ask at least two people to call.
  • Call an ambulance if anyone is injured.
  • Put out reflectors at least 300 feet towards oncoming traffic.
  • Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses.
  • Make short notes about the accident.
  • Report the accident to your insurance agent or company within 24 hours.

DON’T:

  • Make any statements about the accident to anyone but the police.
  • Accept any informal settlements.

ACCIDENT INFORMATION CARDS

YOU MUST REPORT THIS ACCIDENT TO YOUR INSURANCE AGENT IMMEDIATELY.

Use these cards to exchange information in the event of an accident.

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