What Do You Do After A Car Accident?

Cassill Motors in Cedar Rapids, IA wants you to be safe when you are out on the roads. Part of being safe is knowing what to do after you have been involved in an accident. Being involved in an accident is scary but following a few steps will lessen anxiety and help all involved.

After an accident has occurred, the first thing you want to do is to find out if anyone in your vehicle or the other vehicles is injured. If there are injuries, call for an ambulance immediately. You will also want to notify the police after the accident. Sometimes, the police won't come to the scene of minor accidents, but they should be contacted initially.

Make sure to exchange insurance information with the driver of the other vehicle. Document the damage that you see on the other car in the accident. Call your insurance company as soon as possible to file a claim.

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