Steps to Take in the Event of an Accident

Sometimes, no matter how careful we are or how many safety features our vehicle has, an accident is unavoidable. If you find yourself in this scary situation, these practical steps can help you handle it as calmly as possible.

 Car Accident 

1. Check Yourself and Your Passengers

In the event of an accident, you’ll want to try to remain as calm as possible. Check first to see that you are ok, then check to see that any passengers in your vehicle are not harmed.

 

2. Check on Others Involved

Once you’ve checked those in your vehicle, check on those in the other vehicle(s).

 

3. Call 911

If anyone is injured, or trapped in a vehicle, call 911 immediately.

 

4. Get to Safety

Be sure that everyone involved is away from traffic and a safe distance from the crash site.

 

5. Document the Accident

Call the police to the accident, and in the meantime exchange information with the other driver(s). 

 

6. Notify Your Insurer

Once you have the other driver’s information, you’ll want to report your accident to your insurer to get coverage.

 

7. Schedule Repairs for Your Vehicle

 

Lastly, you’ll want to schedule some time for your vehicle to be serviced and repaired.

With these tips, you should be equipped to avoid incidents. If you do happen to have an accident, though, just give us a call at Oliver Ford; our service department can fix your vehicle and have you back on the road in no time.

 

 

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