If you have ever been involved in a car accident you know how stressful it can be. Below are a few tips to remember if you are ever involved in a car accident brought to you by Progressive.
Stay calm: Keeping a normal demeanor helps you stay in control of the situation.
Make sure you and your passengers are OK: Move as far off the roadway as possible, but stay at the scene of the accident. Warn oncoming traffic by activating your hazard warning lights and/or setting flares.
Call the Police: Call 911 or the appropriate emergency number to report the accident.
Contact your insurance company and report the claim: The sooner your insurance company knows about the accident, the sooner they can start working to resolve your claim.
Do not admit fault: Do not discuss the car accident with anyone other than the police and your claims representative.
Exchange vital information with the other driver involved in the accident: Write down the name, address, phone number and license numbers for all drivers and witnesses, particularly those who were not riding in a vehicle involved in the accident. Ask for the insurance companies and policy numbers for drivers involved in the car accident.