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Five Tips to Remember After a Car Accident

03 Aug Blog | Comments

Driving can be very stressful, especially in California. Nobody ever knows exactly what the day brings when they start their day. Nobody wakes up thinking, “Today is the day I will be in a traffic accident“. Being prepared for that unexpected accident is something you should do now, not after it happens. With just a few general rules you will have valuable knowledge of what to do if you are ever in this unfortunate place.

1. The first thing to do, if you are in any type of car accident is to pull over to the side of the road, if possible. Make sure you’re a far enough distance from traffic so safely get out of your vehicle and check for damages to yourself, others and the cars.

2. Once you have stopped, dial 911 and give a specific location of where you are and if anyone is injured.

3. In California, if you are involved in an accident involving either a person, animal or property, you must notify the police or CHP within 24 hours of the accident.

4. You will need to have a valid drivers license and your car registration available. If you are involved in a traffic accident, make sure that you get the other driver’s information.

5. Follow up with your insurance company. Make sure you have all the appropriate paperwork in order.


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