Even when we’re the safest drivers on earth we can’t have power over everything on the road. Although you might take every precaution possible to avoid having a fender-bender, accidents can happen to everybody. Knowing what to do if you happen to be in a crash can allow you to stay calm and also help to be sure that your CA auto insurance claim goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
First thing to try and do if you’re in a accident is to check the degree of your injuries and of anyone else who is involved. In the event that anyone is badly injured, their well-being (and yours) should take priority over everything else. After you have determined that nobody is seriously hurt, you will need to notify the police of the crash. Stay at the scene until they appear and make sure you take a duplicate of the accident report – or the details of the attending police officer if no paperwork is immediately obtainable – for your insurance company.
Be sure you get all the data you’ll need including the name, address and phone number of everybody involved, plus witnesses. Get the insurance particulars of any other automobiles as well as the VIN number. Having all the information you need may enable you to speed up your CA auto insurance claim and get you back on the road as promptly as possible.