When involved in a car accident, no matter how big or small, it is vital to pull off to the side of the road. To ensure everything afterward proceeds ideally, follow these steps.
Get the Other Driver’s Information
After you have ensured everyone is OK, you need to talk to the other driver and get his or her insurance information. Keep emotions in check and simply talk to the other person to get the necessary materials. It can also be good to get a personal phone number just in case.
Make sure you or someone you were driving with takes pictures of the scene. Get photographs of the damage to both cars as well as the nearby surroundings. Perhaps the accident could have been avoided if a certain condition was fixed by the city.
Contact Insurance Agent
Your insurance agent should not hear about an accident from the other party. Your agency should hear about the incident directly from you as soon as possible. At this point, all you need to do is inform them of the situation, and the necessary steps will be taken to ensure your car gets fixed.
Most people get through fender benders fairly easily. However, if this situation ends up going to court, then you may need an attorney. Contact Melder & Melder at 248-721-9222 for additional information.