Drive long enough and it’s highly likely you’ve been involved in a least a fender bender. That’s the sad truth. The good news is that the vast majority of car accidents cause no injuries and very little damage. But still, there are certain things to do after a car accident, no matter what.
First things first: chill out. Even if you have every reason to be upset, yelling at the other party or being aggressive in any way is never going to pay off. Speaking of blame, don’t ever discuss culpability. That’s for the police to decide.
Document as much as you can about the accident. Take pictures of the damage on your cell phone. As far as talking to the other driver, HowStuffWorks says that generally “you’ll need to get the other driver’s name, address, insurance company, and policy number.”
Do not deny yourself medical attention if you at all feel it is necessary. It’s best to seek treatment at the scene then anytime later when it may prove difficult to make a case that your injury is accident-related.
Accidents happen but their damage and inconvenience can be mitigated by planning and preparation. At Nissan of Lake Charles, we want to make sure that you are taking the proper steps to keep yourself safe, before and after an accident.