In life of course we hope that we don’t get in an accident but, the truth is they happen everyday as much as we wish they didn’t. When you may be the victim of an auto collision do you know what you should do first to insure your safety as well as others? Here are just a few simple step to follow after an auto collision in Reno.
According to an article at cooperscollisioncorner.com,”Auto Collision Safety Tips”
“With the increasing number of vehicles on the road, we daily see many accidents. There are number of factors which cause an accident among which bad weather is the most prevalent one. We all should try to drive with responsibility and extreme care; however, if someone encounters an accident, he must know the following tips to cope with the situation.
Determine the Extent of Damage or Injuries
The first thing is to take deep breath and calm down. You go through emotional states just after encountering an accident. These emotional states are normal and could be of anger, shock, nervousness, fear, or anxiety etc. However, after you come into your senses, you quickly need to determine the extent of damage to the car and to your body. If you feel that you need some immediate medical attention then don’t just delay the treatment proceedings.
File a Car Accident Report with the Police
Don’t take any car accident as minor. Police officers in many locations do not file the case unless there are injuries. But, in order to be on the safe side, you should still report to the police about the accident, and make sure the police file is complete. Police report is always helpful for you if you are seeking insurance claim from the insurance company afterwards.
Photograph and Document the Accident
Most people know that they should document and photograph the scene but often forget after the accident occurs. You must note down the cell number, address, and name of all the persons involved in the accident. Take pictures from your mobile and make notes about what happened; it will be helpful for the court or insurance agencies to decide who was responsible for the accident.
You should also note down the details of the car; including year, make, model and color. If you are in your senses after the accident, draw a sketch on the paper and point out the crash site that is, from which direction the car or cars were coming etc. There will be eye witnesses definitely. Note down the name and contact details of the witness, it will be helpful to you to solve the matters in case the other driver is not completely honest about the incident.
Call You Insurance Agent
If possible, it would be good to call your insurance company on the scene along with the police. Most of the time you don’t feel good after the accident, in such cases the police officer is much helpful and gives more accurate information about the incident. This saves your time as you don’t have to wait in the queue for your claim to be processed. After you leave the scene you must be continuously in touch with the insurance company until your settlement is negotiated completely.”