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What to Do After an Auto Accident

Car accidents are scary. When the initial shock of what just happened subsides, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. After getting your car off to the side of the road and checking yourself and your passengers over for injuries, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Call the Police Even if it’s a minor accident, you should call the police. They’ll create an accident report, which you can come in handy when filing an insurance claim. Police can also help you get medical care and protect the scene. Exchange Information You should limit your conversation with the other driver if there was one. Never admit fault or liability, even if you were the one who caused the crash. Get their name and insurance information, as well as any contact information they’re willing to provide. Take Pictures Pictures are crucial. Get photos of the damages to the vehicles as well as the scene itself. These images show proof that the accident occurred, as well as the extent of the damages. File an Insurance Claim You’ll want to contact your auto insurance company to document the accident as well. You can call the company directly or, if it has an app, you…

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