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January 26, 2009

What To Do After an Accident

What to do after accident The fact is, the more time that drivers spend behind the wheel and the more drivers on the streets, the more likely it is that you will be involved in a car accident. Thus, it is vital that people know what to do — and not to do — if involved in an auto accident.

Stay Put
Do not leave. If you leave the scene of an accident — whether or not it was your fault — you may face criminal prosecution. Even if the accident is minor, you must exchange information with the other driver, also it’s wise to move the vehicles to the side of the road for your safety.

When to dial 911
If there appears to be over $500 in damage to any vehicle or if anyone feels any pain, call the local police or Highway Patrol immediately. It's also good to file a police report to clear up.

Feel the Pain?
If you are seriously injured, do not move. Stay in your car and wait for help. Most people, even if they feel pain, often refuse medical attention at the scene of an accident. any potential discrepancies, just in case there's a lawsuit later on.

More Information on How to Handle a Collision.

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