What To Do After A Rear End Collision

Car accidents are never pleasant. If you find yourself in a rear end collision where it is not fault, it is important that you know what to do. The following information will help you in your situation.

  • Take a deep breath and remain calm. If you are injured, get immediate medical attention (take notes about your injuries if possible). Check on all drivers and passengers who may be involved in the accident and help those in need of emergency care.
  • Gather information. If it is clearly the other driver’s fault, then he or she is responsible for reporting the accident to the insurer. Collect the following information:
    • Name, address, and telephone number of the other driver
    • Insurance company name and policy number of the other driver
    • Witness statements and their contact information (if applicable)
    • Photographs of the scene and the site of the damage
  • Consider calling the police. If there are physical injuries (either to yourself, the other driver, or passengers) or significant damage, you may want to call the police.

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