The best way to deal with an accident in which you are involved is to be prepared. If you already have a car accident procedure worked out, you can help to make an unpredictable even more predictable. Keep a first aid kit in your car in case you do have any minor injuries, where you can stop the bleeding from minor cuts, and and ice pack to put on bruises and injured muscles.Be sure that your cell phone is charged and readily available in case you need to use it, even though you may be in a difficult situation where normal arms length reaching is impaired.
Know in advance what information should be exchanged. Items such as names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and insurance information are the primary types of information that you will need to have.
If the police are summoned, be sure that you get the officer’s name and badge number, and be aware that you have the right to request that a police report be published. Some motorists may be reluctant to request one, and that may be the very reason that you should make the request. At least find out from the officer the status of that procedure.
Part of your car accident procedure should be how you will conduct yourself right after the accident. Assuming that you are not seriously injured, keep calm and help to determine if anyone else is injured. You may call the police if you feel that there is serious injury with another party or there is serious damage to your vehicle, or to another party’s vehicle.
Don’t apologize for anything as the best posture is one of non-committal. It is frequently difficult to tell when you are at the scene of an accident, just who was at fault, so just let the police officer make that determination at the scene.