By Tressa Walton

Luckily for most of us, we’ve never been in an accident. But at some point, luck runs out- do you know what you need to do if you are involved in an accident? Follow these steps-

1) Remain calm and evaluate if anyone has been injured. Call 911.

2) ALWAYS get the other person’s information including name, address, insurance company information, license plate number, and phone number. Take pictures of the damage of both vehicles.

3) Determine if your car is still drivable and if you are blocking the road. If so, move your vehicles out of the way if possible.

Call your insurance agent to discuss turning in a claim. You need to turn in a claim as soon as possible and give your insurance company all the names and phone numbers of the involved parties. Your agent can discuss the possible scenarios that can occur following an accident. The important thing is to stay calm and report everything to the authorities.

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