Keep a copy of your driver’s license and proof of insurance in the car you’re driving.The police will need these items when they arrive and you may be fined if you don’t have them. In your cellphone have a listing of your emergency contact under ICE (In Case of Emergency).
Check for Injuries
A car accident is very traumatic whether injuries are sustained or not. Fear and adrenaline are pumping through your veins a mile a minute. Once you’ve settled down be sure and check yourself and any passengers for injuries. Check your surroundings and other vehicles involved for any injuries and call 911.
Get Off the Road
Make sure the cars involved in the accident are not leaking fluids. If they are safe to drive move them out of the way of traffic to prevent further accidents.
Stay at the Scene
It is important to stay on the scene of the accident. You must communicate with police officers, emergency/paramedics your version of what happened. In many states it is against the law to leave the scene of an accident and can be considered a hit-and-run and you can be fined up to $20,000.
Contact the Police/Emergency Services
After you’ve calmed down, checked for injuries, call the police. Even if someone else has said they called the police make sure their is a record of you calling the police. If their are injuries you can tell the 911 operator who will dispatch the police and emergency services. A complete list of what you should do after a car accident.