It is important that you immediately consult the police or an insurance company to acquire instructions about how to proceed.
a crash can be overwhelming, so knowing the details before speaking with authorities is suggested.
with regards to possessions, they must remain in their current position if they are not blocking traffic or otherwise causing safety concern. if you don't wish for them to await your return, contact someone about securing them pending further instruction. you'll also need to take photos of any damage that may have been incurred on anything other than your vehicle while it sat idle in the side of the road. like all things, try not to complicate matters too soon by deciding between moving items off site before consulting police/insurance company representatives who will provide more detailed
what should i do if involved in a car accident?
if you're involved in a car accident, don't panic and follow these steps:
1. if the person is unconscious, they need to be taken to immediate medical care by ambulance or other emergency vehicles.
2. call an ambulance and inform them of the accident and where it happened (address and area) and if anyone is injured and needs emergency attention.
3. call your insurance company with your agent's phone number on file as soon as possible to have them start working on a claim paperwork for you if they know what has been damaged from this car collision – including license plate information as well as vehicle identification numbers for both cars involved in this incident as well as any witnesses that were around throughout this whole process
what do you do in a minor car accident?
it's always better to have a little bit of insurance in case something big happens, so always file an accident report with your local law enforcement agency. but if you're fortunate enough to walk away from the scene of the accident without sustaining injuries, your course of action is limited only by one thing:
what damage has been incurred to both vehicles? is there significant or gross cosmetic damage? is this a collision that will affect one party's ability to move their vehicle off the roadway due to obstruction or absence of steering handle? if these conditions are not met, then it may be wise not call upon any insurance coverage and accept responsibility for all involved expenses (i.e., deductible). there are no right answers in these types of circumstances
what to do after an accident that is not your fault?
it is ethical to assist the person who has been in an accident if it doesn't put you at risk of injury. when individuals are unable to speak for themselves, they are also given priority for assistance because they cannot make their own decision.
if someone's gotten hurt or needs help after an accident, it's good to stay calm and assess the situation. make sure everyone involved is unhurt, call emergency services if necessary, survey the damage at hand – do what can be done to alleviate any risks that might cause more harm than already happened. there's no need for panic, but rather assessing rationality in thinking about next steps after accidents happen – let instinct turn into thoughtfulness when problem solving with best interest in mind.
what should you do immediately after a car accident?
immediately call for help and move the injured people to a safe place. if they are bleeding, cover them with a cloth or your shirt. make sure everyone can breath.
if both parties involved in the collision cannot get out of their cars, call 911 immediately (again) and wait for emergency services before moving any further or attempting to fix anything else that's damaged on either vehicle because you may end up making the situation worse than it already is.