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What to Do After a Car Accident

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Being in an accident can disorient you, even if it’s a minor accident. Even so, it’s important not to panic. If you already know beforehand what to do after a car accident, it will be easier to stay calm. On top of that, you will need to file a car accident insurance claim, which can be confusing. We want you to stay safe on our Middletown roads. So, we’ve put together the handy guide below about what you should do if you find yourself in an accident. We even talk about how to file a car insurance claim.

What to Do After a Car Accident – 7 Steps

Of course, the first step in any emergency is to remember not to panic. Occasional accidents are inevitable on our Monroe roads, just like anywhere else. Stay calm and follow these steps. Here’s what to do after a car accident:

    1. Make sure everyone is ok. If someone is injured, call 911 right away. If not, continue with the following steps.
    2. If it’s safe to do so, pull your vehicle over to the side of the road where it’s not blocking traffic. Just don’t pull it too far away from the scene of the accident.
    3. Call the police. You will need an accident report, even if the accident is minor.
    4. Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver. This includes driver’s licenses, license plates, and insurance. Any easy way to do this is to take photos with your phone.
    5. Take photos of the damage on all the vehicles involved and the accident scene. Take photos of the other person’s damage even if you think they’re at fault.
    6. Call your insurance provider. Do this regardless of who is at fault.
  • If you were injured, follow up with your healthcare provider.

How to File a Car Insurance Claim

Filing a car accident claim begins with yourinsurance provider, regardless of who is at fault. Follow these steps on how to file a car insurance claim:

  1. Find your policy number.
  2. Have your accident report with you.
  3. Gather all of the information you gathered at the scene.
  4. Call your insurance provider and give them a clear account of what happened, letting them know you want to file a car accident insurance claim.

Get Help With Repairs at Middletown Honda

If you’ve been involved in an accident in Middletown, the service center at Middletown Honda may be able to help with repairs. Contact us to speak with one of our service technicians today!

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