Car accidents are typically avoidable; but inevitability they happen. As a matter of fact, over 6 million car accidents happen on US roads, annually. With statistics this high, it is important to be prepared by establishing an Accident Action Plan in case one happens. Here are a few keys action items to know that will ensure you are protected and prepared.
- Purchase an Auto Escape Tool:
Many drivers fail to purchase an auto escape tool. However, this device is essential when a vehicle submerges into water with passengers inside. The dynamic tool has multi-functions; one portion of the tool cuts through a seat belt, while the other has the ability to break out car windows under water.
- Create Your Personal Car Collision Emergency Kit:
Add items such as a notebook and pen; alongside with a disposable camera. In addition, it is important to include basic first aid supplies, water, non-perishable snacks, a blanket and a flashlight with back-up batteries. You can also incorporate a set of warning triangles or emergency flares.
- Personal Safety is Your Primary Paramount:
Accidents can happen at anytime and anywhere. If you find yourself in an accident that immobilizes your vehicle in a busy intersection or a highway, it is imperative to ensure that you and your passengers are safe. Make sure all passengers keep their seat belts fastened, turn on your hazard lights and call 9-1-1 for help. Be sure to stay inside your vehicle until help arrives to assist you.
- Focus on Just The Facts:
If another vehicle is involved, exchange contact information with the driver; but limit the conversation to ensure that you do not admit fault for the collision. Let us help you do the talking.
Focus on the getting the facts. Document the other driver’s name, address, phone number, insurance provider and policy number, as well as, their license plate number, vehicle make, model, color and year.
In addition, it is important to obtain contact information of any bystanders/witnesses at the scene of the accident. Obtaining contact information from witnesses can be extremely valuable when establishing the driver at fault of the accident.
- Call Harris, The Trusted Choice in Worcester, MA:
We want to assist you with the remainder of this unfortunate situation. Our team will eliminate the hassle of the insurance claim handling process and we will preserve your car’s value by repairing it the right way. We assure that the work is done with your safety and investment in mind.
While an accident action plan can help you cope, it can’t prevent crashes and collisions. For expert auto body repair upon collision, contact us today.