Getting in a car crash is one of the scariest things that can happen when you’re driving, so it’s important to stay calm and know what to do. Follow this guide on what to do when you get in a wreck and you’ll have a less stressful, safer experience.
First, prepare yourself before it happens by getting a vehicle safety kit to keep in your car and keeping your emergency information on-hand. Important documents include insurance cards and vehicle registration information.
At the scene of the accident, pull your car over somewhere safe. Call 911 in case you or other drivers are injured and to see if an officer needs to be present at the scene. Then, if you’re able, get out of your car and check on the other drivers.
Exchange information with any other drivers involve in the wreck so you can file an insurance claim later. You should take pictures of the accident scene for evidence when you file.