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What to do after a Maryland auto accident

On Behalf of | Mar 30, 2023 | Personal Injury |

Maryland car accidents are occurrences that can happen to any resident. The most skilled driver on the road can have the misfortune of getting into an accident. The important thing is knowing what to do immediately after your car accident. Store the following tips in your memory and use them should you get into an accident.

Prioritize safety

Car accidents can result in major or minor injuries. Prioritize your safety and the safety of others in the accident. If you can, move your car to a safe location out of traffic. And if you or anyone else is injured, call 911 immediately. If you’re hurt and unable to call, ask someone else for assistance if you’re able.

Exchange contact information

Get the insurance and contact information for the other driver in the accident. You need the driver’s name, address, phone number, license number and license plate number. When you get the other driver’s insurance information, provide yours too. Also, provide them with your contact information.

File a police report

Filing a police report after an accident is recommended even if the event is minor. A police report will contain valuable information you might need during the claims process. The police report might also provide additional evidence that helps during the case.

Contact your insurance provider

Report the accident to your car insurance company. Most insurance companies make it possible to report car accidents online. If you must speak to someone, provide as much information and detail as possible.

Dealing with a car accident

A car accident can make you feel stressed and afraid. Knowing what to do after the accident can help make things a bit easier. Prioritize your safety, and the safety of others and take steps to document the accident.