What to Do After an Automobile Accident

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What to Do After an Automobile Accident

What to Do After an Automobile AccidentState Auto Insurance Company

IntroductionIn operation for nearly 100 years, State Auto Insurance boasts total assets of about $3 billion. State Auto Insurance provides coverage in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, through independent agents and wholesale brokers. The company encourages all individuals to review frequently what to do in the event of an automobile accident. Knowing these steps can save lives and make the claims process as streamlined as possible.

First, individuals need to stop their vehicles and ensure that no one is injured before calling the police to report the incident. Injured people should be kept protected. If available, flares should be used to warn other drivers of the accident.

After an Automobile AccidentWhen officers arrive, ask about obtaining a copy of the police report to submit with the insurance claim. Throughout the event, individuals should take down notes, including names, addresses, phone numbers, car details, and license plate numbers. Individuals should also obtain contact information for all witnesses, police officers, and emergency personnel.

Individuals should call a tow truck if necessary and have their vehicles towed to a nearby repair shop. The adjuster will likely want to inspect the vehicle before repairs begin.