If you, someone in your family, or a friend is in a wreck there is usually a lot going on after the wreck. Other cars are trying to get around you, you are scared and hurt, trying to get and give information and just generally adjust to the shock of the wreck. You can put this in your vehicles with your other papers. Hopefully you will never need to use it.
1. Call 911 if anyone is injured or vehicles cannot be moved.
2. Call your spouse, parents, etc. (If a minor call your parents -NOW) – start with I’m ok, if you are, or how you are and give them location of wreck. Then listen to what they tell you and answer any questions. They will probably be able to help provide you some insight and calm as their body is not having an adrenaline spike.
3. Take pictures of vehicles, position of vehicles, law enforcement and first responder vehicles and surrounding area.
4. Take pictures of the drivers of the other vehicles and any witnesses.
5. Take pictures of insurance information and Driver License of all drivers of all involved vehicles and driver license of witnesses.
6. Take a video/audio of what other driver is claiming happened and as well as any witnesses.
7. Call your insurance company to report the wreck. Most policies require that you notify them of any wreck you are in and failure to do so could impact your coverage and you want to make sure you are covered if the other side makes a claim against you.
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