What to do after an accident

No one wants to have a car accident, but most people will have one or more at some point in their life. When an accident happens, it is a good idea to be prepared and know what to do and what not to do. The Shell Insurance Agency in Deer Park, TX understands that accidents happen and offers some tips for when they do happen. There were more than six million accidents reported in 2016; the last year stats were available.

The first thing is to determine if you are injured. That may sound silly, but you will probably be in shock for a few moments at least when an accident happens. You may not know if you are injured or not for a few minutes. You should then check on any passengers in your car. If you are seriously hurt — which is subjective — do not move or move as little as possible until help arrives.

If possible, move your car out of the line of traffic. You should then call 911 or the police. The other driver may be doing the same. It is ok to call the police to get an officers report even if the accident is a minor fender bender and no one is hurt.

Exchange all vital information with other drivers involved in the accident. Contact information, drivers license information, as well as insurance information,  can be shared without concern. Do not talk about whose fault the accident was, and do not admit you were at fault even if you think you might have been. The insurance companies and police will determine who is at fault.

The Shell Insurance Agency in Deer Park, TX is here to help you with all your automobile insurance needs. Contact us by phone, online, or in person, to get the coverage you need.