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an auto accident emergency guide


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STEP 1

Calm down Car accidents can happen quickly. It is important to stay calm, collect your thoughts and evaluate the situation at hand. Staying calm helps you not only remember the details of the accident, but also keeps all parties involved focused on the moment.

ways to cool down your mind

breathe in,hold breath,breathe out

exercise: (bend knees,jump up) x5

drink water


IT’S OKAY. THIS HAPPENS EVERY DAY.


STEP 2

Emergency needed? Your safety is important. Check yourself and others for injuries. Be careful. Not all injuries can be seen. If anyone is not feeling 100% alright, Call 9-1-1. If no one is injured, there is no need to call 9-1-1.

Call 9-1-1 if anyone is injured. Be ready to provide the following information:

who are you? what kind of emergencies? where? city, road name, and anything you observe to help locate you.


LOOK AROUND, ANY BLOOD FOUND?

prepare a quarter for public telephone

25¢ band-aids

25 cents + some cash


STEP 3

Move off the road when safe Before any discussion about who is at fault for the accident, move the vehicles off the road if it’s safe to do so.

the main purpose is, that both sides of traffic can see you.

turn on hazard light. move your car to a side street when safe. if you can not move your car, set up a road triangle or any warning signs.


WHEN SAFE, MOVE THE CARS ASIDE.


STEP 4

Be the photographer Pictures can be more powerful than words. If you have a cell phone camera or a camera around, take photos of the crash scene and the damage done to the cars or property.

More is not always better. Make sure the following are photographed:

the cars invovled the position of the cars all damages to both cars


PHOTOS ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS.


STEP 5

Get down to the details This is the most important step. Exchange information with all the drivers involved in the accident. Focus your mind and get as many details down as possible. Don’t forget to find witnesses.

Discuss the Car Accident Only with the Police!


DON’T LOSE TRACK. FOCUS AND INTERACT.


Answer all these questions. Draw diagrams if needed. the other driver's: name, license #, contact info. the other car’s: owner’s name, lisense #, contact info. license plate #, model, year made auto insurance company and policy #

what was the date, time and weather?

what was the location? where was your car? where was the other car? what direction were you both going? what speed were you both going?

who were in the cars? was anyone injured?

any witnesses of the accident? if so, witnesses contact info.


STEP 6

Make some calls Whenever auto accidents happen, these are the phone numbers you might need. Don’t forget to file a claim with your auto insurance company as soon as possible after the accident.

preferred contacts

tow-truck service

auto bodyshop

auto insurance compnay


PHONE NUMBERS YOU NEED TO REMEMBER


emergency contacts List contacts that you might want to talk to at this point. These can be your families and friend. If needed, schedule an appointment with your family doctor for any post-accident check-ups.


tow-truck service safe to drive: drive your vehicle home, or to any closes preferred autobodyshops if maintainance is needed. not safe to drive: call tow-truck service, or your roadside assistance number for towing service. Make sure you keep the towing company information for finding your vehicle.


auto bodyshops safe to drive: move your vehicle to any closest auto bodyshops that you prefer. not safe to drive: call tow-truck service. let your auto insurance company know about these preferred auto bodyshops when you file your claim.


auto insurance compnay Call your agent or insurance company’s number immediately, even at the scene with the police if possible. Sometimes the police officer can give your insurance company more accurate information. This can help your claim to be processed.


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