Stop immediately and, if possible, move the vehicles safely off the road and out of the way of traffic. Remember to turn on your hazard lights and stand a safe distance from traffic.
Check for Injuries and call 911
Check to see if anyone is injured. If someone appears to be injured, but says they are okay, call for assistance anyway. Call 911 and remain calm.
Get all information
Make sure to get all information, such as driver's name, phone number, anddress, and plate number. Don't forget their insurance company and policy number, as well as the name and contact information of the responding police officer.
Record all information
Record all the information from the scene. If possible, take pictures with your phone of the accident scene from all angles. Snap shots of stop signs, traffic lights, objects in the road, etc. Be sure to get photos of any damage done to each vehicle.
Remain Calm and document details
Write down the details of the accident while they're fresh in your mind. Describe vehicle directions, speed, whether signals and brake lights were functioning and used. Never discuss fault or accept blame. Contact your insurer as soon as possible.
Call John Harris Body Shops
Find the closest John Harris Body Shop for your free estimate and to set up a convenient time for drop off and repair. We work directly with your insurance company and help set up a car rental to get you back on the road quickly and safely.