You hope that you will never end up in a car accident. However, if that day does come, you should absolutely follow these important steps.
Do Not Leave the Scene
Regardless of the extent of the damage, you should always stop and check on the other car. Make sure everyone is safe and OK. In the event you are unable to pull off to the side of the road, you should put your hazard lights on or set up flares to warn other drivers of the scene.
Create a Police Report
The police should be called even if no real injuries exist. A police report will make the insurance process much simpler. You should also contact your insurance company immediately to inform an agent of what occurred.
You are going to need the insurance information of the other party. It is also good to exchange phone numbers or email addresses so that you can get in touch with them if anything comes up down the line. As you are speaking with the other driver, it is vital that you do not admit any kind of guilt.
It can be extremely disruptive to have to deal with fixing your car when you just wanted to get to work. Hopefully, everything can be sorted out cordially, but if you do require legal help, make sure to contact The Law Offices of Epperly & Follis, P.C.