Being involved in any kind of accident is often frustrating, but being involved in a car accident can be especially nerve-wracking. To reduce the fallout and frustration that often come with car accidents, learn what to do after being involved in a fender bender.
Check for Injuries
One of the first things to do after an auto accident, even a minor one, is to check and make sure everyone is OK. Even the smallest of aches can develop into a major medical situation over time if left untreated.
Exchange Insurance Information
If another driver was involved in the accident, exchange insurance information as well as contact information. Because not all drivers have insurance or enough insurance to cover every incident, it's best that you have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage on your plan.
Call the Police
Getting a police report can prove vital to your insurance claim, so be sure to file one. While you might not feel a police report is necessary for minor damage, you have to remember it's going to be your word against the other driver's when it comes to proving who's at fault.
Take plenty of images of the accident, including the damage caused, where the accident occurred and anything else you might feel can help your claim. For more info about which steps to take after an accident, be sure to call A. Gonzalez Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Corpus Christi.