What To Do In A Car Accident

Twelve things you should do if you have been involved in a car accident in Oklahoma:

  1. Remain calm. We know how difficult this can be in an emotionally charged and perhaps physically painful situation like a car accident, but it can keep an already bad situation from getting worse.
  2. Turn off your car’s ignition and activate your emergency flashers.
  3. If you, a passenger or the other driver has been injured, call an ambulance immediately.
  4. Call the police, even if you do not think you are injured, so that an accident report will be on file.
  5. Get the contact information of the person who caused the accident. This should include the license plate number and insurance information. WRITE THIS INFORMATION DOWN.
  6. Get the contact information for anyone present during the accident. Impartial witnesses often make the difference in a case’s outcome when, for example, two drivers blame each other.
  7. Request that the police officer at the accident scene write up an accident report.
  8. Take photos of your car, the car that belongs to the person who caused the accident, and the area surrounding the accident scene.
  9. Document as much as you can about the accident, including how the accident happened, damage to your car, and any injuries sustained.
  10. Seek any necessary medical attention immediately. Remember to explain to your doctor how the injuries occurred.
  11. Bear in mind that any insurance adjuster who calls you is calling on behalf of both the insurance company and the person who caused the car wreck.
  12. Contact us as soon as possible if you have been injured or think you might have a case against the person responsible for the accident.

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