"You are in Good Hands"

  When you find yourself in an accident don't panic, give us a call. 

Stay on scene

Never leave an auto accident scene unless you are seeking life saving medical treatment without checking to see if the other driver is ok and exchanging information. If you leave, particularly where someone has sustained injuries or was killed, you can face serious criminal penalties for being a hit-and-run driver.

Call the Cops

In situations where significant property damage, physical injury, or death, you need to call the police. Ask that a police report be filed in situations where cops do arrive at the scene, and obtain the name and badge numbers of the responding officers.

Exchange Information

Ask to see the other driver's id. Then get the names, numbers, addresses, drivers' license numbers, license plate numbers, and basic insurance information from all drivers involved. If there are passengers, also obtain their names, numbers, and addresses. In talking to other drivers, try to be polite and cooperative.  However, you shouldn't apologize for anything at the scene. For example, if you say, "I apologize for running that stop sign! Is everyone alright?" That could be interpreted as admitting guilt making you legally liable for what happened. Right after an accident, it might not be clear who was at fault or more at fault. Also, your interpretation on the accident could be skewed based off the effects of the recent trauma you just experienced.  Moreover, in many states, fault isn't determinative of which insurer will pay for any loss. Therefore, try not to admit guilt unintentionally or unnecessarily.

 

Talk to Witnesses

Ask every witness what he or she saw. Get their names, numbers, or addresses, if possible. Ask locals if they've ever witnessed other accidents in the same place.

Give us a call

Accidents can be truly traumatic experiences, often people look back at missteps that occurred right after an accident and say they wish they had have said or done things differently.  Giving us a call will give you a fresh mind and perspective on your accident.  By chance if you are injured know that you don't have to be seen by a medical doctor before being examined by us.  We could in most cases save you a trip to the emergency room and have you seen that day by a medical doctor if necessary.

Better Care Starts with You!