In these circumstances, what do you do?
The accident happens quickly. The car is damaged. Everyone is shaken up.
Below are a few tips that we've put together to help protect you in an unfortunate situation like this.
- Get medical attention if needed.
- Contact law enforcement and fill out an accident report.
- Report the accident to your car insurance company immediately
- Try to identify the car involved and the driver responsible
- Seek an attorney
Another tip: Have your smartphone camera ready. Take photos to capture details of the accident that might help you later.
Persevering the evidence is key. It may affect the validity and value of any claim that is made.