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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Be Prepared for Car Accidents

Let's talk about some important tips to remember if you should get into a car accident. I always have a charged phone in the car with me in case its needed but I never use it while driving and encourage you to never text and drive.  It is also super helpful to teach new drivers about the safety measures that can easily prevent certain accidents in the first place.  Even when you think you are only a few blocks from the house and nothing could go wrong something as random as an animal jumping in front of the car or a nail on the road can disrupt the whole day. Never get to comfortable behind the wheel that you put others at risk. 
With so many distractions in the world it is easy to get into a tight spot on the road or even at home.  You can back into a parked car or run over a bicycle in a driveway.  Knock on wood I have not been in a car accident in years and thankfully I was not driving at the time.  You need to have a clear level mindset when an accident occurs and I know that depending on what happen it may not always be an easy thing to accomplish. 

 My insurance company gives me instructions on a printed card to let me easily reference should something bad happen on the road. So thanks to Progressive here is the common checklist. Please take a moment to either write it down or print it out if you are not familiar with the steps below.  

Stay calm even though its not always easy, it will save you time and make others feel at ease. 

Keeping a normal demeanor helps you stay in control of the situation.

Make sure you and your passengers are OK
Move as far off the roadway as possible, but stay at the scene of the accident. Warn oncoming traffic by activating your hazard warning lights and/or setting flares.

Call the police
Call 911 or the appropriate emergency number to report the accident.

Contact your insurance company and report the claim
The sooner your insurance company knows about the accident, the sooner they can start working to resolve your claim.

Do not admit fault
You can also check out San Francisco car accident lawyers if you are in the area. 
Do not discuss the car accident with anyone other than the police and your claims representative.

Exchange vital information with the other driver involved in the car accident
Write down the name, address, phone number and license numbers for all drivers and witnesses, particularly those who were not riding in a vehicle involved in the accident. Ask for the insurance companies and policy numbers for drivers involved in the car accident.

I hope that this was helpful to you and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below, I wish you a safe and healthy month.  Thank you so much for taking the time to keep the world a safer place and taking care of yourself as well. 

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