Just A Reminder

Just A Reminder

The Leon Law Firm www.theleonlawfirm.com thanks State Farm for the following "TIPS" on what to do following an accident.

http://www.theleonlawfirm.com/Personal-Injury/Car-Accidents.aspx We have handled countless cases and we can help you with yours!

Be prepared

  • Have a set of cones, warning triangles, or emergency flares in your trunk to help alert traffic
  • It also helps to have a pen and a card with any relevant medical information for you and your family

Immediately after an accident

  • Take a deep breath and stay calm
  • Check for injuries; call an ambulance when in doubt
  • If accident is minor, move cars to a safe place, out of traffic
  • Turn on your vehicle's hazard lights and use cones, warning triangles or flares for safety
  • Call the police, even if the accident is minor
  • Notify your insurance agent immediately

Other important tips

  • Don't sign any document unless it's for the police or your insurance agent
  • Make immediate notes about the accident, including specific damages to all vehicles involved, witness information, etc.
  • If the name on an auto registration is different than the driver, jot down the relationship
  • Be polite, but don't tell anyone the accident was your fault, even if you think it was
  • State only the facts, and limit your discussion of the accident to the police and your insurance agent
  • If possible, don't leave the accident scene before the police and other drivers do

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