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What to do After and Accident

Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge Ram in MO

We all hope that the worst won’t happen, but do you know what you should do in the event of accident? Today we want to share some basic steps of what you should do immediately after an accident.

Step 1: Check yourself for injuries.

If you’re injured, call 911 or ask someone else to do so. If you’re seriously injured, try not to move, and wait for emergency personnel.

Step 2: Check on the well-being of your passengers.

If you’re not too hurt to move, check on the other passengers in your car. If anyone’s injured, get on the phone with emergency services or ask a bystander to call for help.

Step 3: Get to safety.

If you’re able to, move to the side of the road or a sidewalk. If your car is safe to drive and is causing a hazard where it is, pull it to the side of the road. Otherwise, leave it where it is and get yourself to safety.

Step 4: Call 911.

Whether an accident is considered a minor fender-bender or a major collision, calling the police is important and in some states, it’s legally required. The responding officers will fill out an accident report and document the scene. If the police can’t come to the scene of the accident, you can go to the nearest police station and complete a report yourself, according to the III.

Step 5: Wait for help.

Turn off your engine, turn on your hazard lights and use road flares to warn other vehicles to slow down.

Step 6: Exchange information.

After making sure you and any passengers are uninjured, exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. (This information was compiled from allstate.com and dmv.org.)Once it is time for you to get your car repaired, take it to the All Star Collision Center at All Star Dodge Ram in MO. Their team will get your car back to its former glory!

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