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Car Accident Checklist

A car accident can break the strongest of nerves, leaving you disoriented. If you're ever involved in a car accident, it's imperative that you know what to do. Here is a handy car accident checklist that you can print out and keep in your glove box in case the unexpected accident becomes a reality.

Rule #1: Dont' Panic
Rule #2:
Never Admit To Fault
Do not sign any papers (unless it's for the police).

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CAR ACCIDENT

  1. Check for Injuries
    a. First check yourself and then others.
  2. Move To Safety
    a. Do not move injured people.
    b. Only move if it is safe to do so.
    c. Remain at the scene but, if you can, move to a safe location.
  3. Move To Safety
    a. For anyone injured.
    b. Get a police report.
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WHAT NEXT?

  1. Take Photos
    a. Your vehicle and the damage.
    b. The other vehicle and the damage.
    c. Skid marks or debris.
    d. The location and conditions.
    e. Any and all injuries.
  2. Gather Witnesses
    a. Names and contact information.
  3. Exchange Vehicle Insurance Information
    a. Exchange name, insurance company, policy number, and driver's license number.
    i. Exchange name, insurance company, policy number, and driver's license number.
  4. Contact A Powerhouse Injury Law Firm
    a. Your law firm will fight the powerful insurance companies to get you the justice you deserve.
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ACCIDENT INFORMATION

Date/Time of the accident -
Location of the accident -
Police report # -
Weather conditions -
Describe the accident -

OTHER DRIVER’S INFO

Name -
Address -
Phone -
Insurance Company -
Driver’s License Number -
Policy Number -
License Plate -
Vehicle Make -
Vehicle Model -
Vehicle Color -
Number of occupants -

OTHER CAR OWNER’S INFO (IF OWNER WASN’T DRIVING)

Name -
Address -
Phone -

WITNESS INFORMATION

1. Witness Name -
Witness Phone -
2. Witness Name -
Witness Phone -
3. Witness Name -
Witness Phone -