Perhaps it's your fault but maybe it's not and you just get blindsided. I am sure most people are stunned anyway and it can be so much worse depending on the type of accident and reasoning. So you would check for signs of injury and go check on the other people. Contact the insurance company and call 911 if you are able to.
Next you may think about getting a car accident lawyer tampa area if you are around there. After you calm down a bit you may need to recap things and that is why you should keep a pen and paper or a way to write down the facts while they are still fresh in your mind. Remember that you will have to report this accident regardless of what you hit.
How an ordinary day can turn into a disaster is so common but many are still unprepared, so if you want to in the comments below please feel free to share an experiences you have had and how they turned out. Where you able to receive compensation or did you get hurt? Let me know what kind of problems you had and if there was anything that could have been done in these moments to have helped the process along more smoothly.
Here are some tips I found on the Allstate site and credited to Allstate.
STEP 1: CHECK YOURSELF FOR INJURIES.
If you're injured, call 911 or ask someone else to do so. If you're seriously injured, try not to move, and wait for emergency personnel.
STEP 2: CHECK ON THE WELL-BEING OF YOUR PASSENGERS.
If you're not too hurt to move, check on the other passengers in your car. If anyone's injured, get on the phone with emergency services or ask a bystander to call for help.
STEP 3: GET TO SAFETY.
If you're able to, move to the side of the road or a sidewalk. If your car is safe to drive and is causing a hazard where it is, pull it to the side of the road. Otherwise, leave it where it is and get yourself to safety.
STEP 4: CALL 911.
Whether an accident is considered a minor fender-bender or a major collision, calling the police is important — and in some states, it's legally required. The responding officers will fill out an accident report and document the scene. If the police can't come to the scene of the accident, you can go to the nearest police station and complete a report yourself, according to the III. When you file a claim with your insurer, they may ask for a copy of the police report to help with the claims process.
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STEP 5: WAIT FOR HELP.
Turn off your engine, turn on your hazard lights and use the road flares in your emergency car kit to warn other vehicles to slow down.
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